On Monday, influencers, social media models, marketers, and general users of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger screeched as the platforms went down with no one being able to access these platforms for six hours. It was a total blackout on these social media platforms and that’s when people began calling out Mark Zuckerberg for taking their happiness away from them. Also, people realized how Mark has been enjoying a monopoly in the tech business all these years and doing everything in his power to continue to enjoy that monopoly.
Facebook and its several platforms experiencing a total blackout for six hours did not only affect the earnings of influencers, models, marketers, and businesses but it also made the owner of Facebook and its platforms, Mark Zuckerberg $7 billion poorer. The 37-year-old tech mogul lost a whopping $7 billion over the six hours period of Facebook’s blackout. Peasants, how much did you lose as a result of the six hours blackout on Mark’s several social media platforms? You may not have lost money but you definitely lost happiness and the freedom of freely speaking what is on your mind to people.
Despite losing $7 billion in six hours, Mark Zuckerberg still has a net worth of $120.9 billion and he seems unbothered about losing such a colossal amount of money in a short period. $7 billion is probably nothing to Mark since he’s most likely to make that money back in just a few days if not weeks. The rich folks have a way of getting their lost money back so don’t be surprised if Mark makes a double of that in a few days or weeks.
The blackout hit all of us hard that we couldn’t do anything on the internet for six good hours, all we could do was to check on our smartphones every second to see if Facebook and its several owned platforms were restored. Facebook had to address the blackout on Twitter. The official Twitter handle of Facebook tweeted;
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience”.
Mark Zuckerberg also addressed Facebook’s blackout via his official page on Facebook. He wrote; “Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now. Sorry for the disruption today — I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about”. But according to the Daily Mail, a bunch of people came at him via the comment section for the ‘late and self-aggrandizing’ apology.
I think this blackout on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp forced people for the first time in many years to put their smartphones down and interact with people in real life. For six hours, the world was taken to the old days when people spoke and interacted with those they love and cherish in real life. It is a day that will go down in history as one of the worse or good depending on your experience during the 6-hour Facebook and its platforms blackout.
Honestly, immediately I realized it was a total blackout on Facebook and its several platforms, I jumped into bed and had a good 6 to 7 hours of sleep and it was worth it. I probably did not lose anything as a result of the blackout. At least, I had a good sleep for the first time in my four years of blogging.
Mark Zuckerberg is really controlling the world with his Facebook and several owned social media platforms. Will there be a day that this monopoly would be broken by some tech geniuses? A question many people haven’t bothered answering because it looks almost impossible for this monopoly to be broken.
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