2017 May 4
“Oh my God men, did you hear? Whatsapp malfunctioned for two hours straight yesterday! I actually had to interact with the outside world IN PERSON. How primal are we?!”
Thaaaaaat’s right folks. It wasn’t your data connection or questionable telecommunications services in Sri Lanka. You couldn’t forward that not-so-funny meme yesterday because the cause of the problem started from the root. (Yeah you can stop blaming that poor malli at the kadé for giving you a faulty data card now)
Yesterday WhatsApp, who has more than 1 billion users, mind you, experienced some difficulty in doing its ONE JOB, leaving us tech-reliant poor souls lost and bewildered, looking for answers at the bottom of our empty tea cups.
As the Twitterati have so eloquently put:
Looking for the Silver Lining:
And these two, who are OG strategists:
All the company had to say about the ordeal is “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience.”
But come now folks, what’s all the fuss? There are children starving, people dying, global warming is escalating and all we can talk about is how the internet spazzed out for a couple minutes? I get that your work life and international communication channels are vulnerable to such failures but please, let’s not get our knickers in a twist.
People make mistakes, and apparently, so do multimillion dollar online platforms. What matters is that they’re back, malfunction-free, and you got to spend a couple hours looking at Amma prepare your favourite dish.
So let’s get back into the swing of things, heads bowed and fingers cramping from all that texting. Happy internet-ing y’all!