The Great Twitter Blackout of 2019: How did we survive?

The Great Twitter Blackout of 2019. In the not-too-distant future, books will be written about it, followed by film adaptations that will leave audiences laughing, crying and wondering how they ever survived July 11, 2019.

Will Smith and The Rock are already in competition for the lead role.

Perhaps “Great” is a tad of an overstatement, considering the social network platform was only down for an hour around the noon hour PDT. But in those 60 or so minutes, Twitter citizens from around the globe were left unsettled as they were unable to express themselves 280 characters at time.

How did we ever we get through the Great Twitter Blackout? (I’ve changed my mind, we’re sticking with Great.) In times of tragedy, heroes are born.

Heroes like Gaeel, who offered temporary relief with a Reddit post that provided idle thumbs an outlet as Twitter engineers worked furiously to figure out what went wrong.

“Twitter’s down, post what you were about to tweet here,” Gaeel said.

Without quick-thinking Gaeel, we might have missed out on this gem from chljh: “I was mad that my dad made a ready meal after I offered to make him a burrito lmao”

Or this from legallylame: “I want some boba”

Those thoughts wouldn’t have been relevant an hour later.

But with the good comes the bad. We probably could have done without this from Chipterism: “Im kinda sad right now pls send me some nudes”

With Twitter unavailable, some went back to basics by reverting to social media from yesteryear.

“So here’s a pic of my Caesar salad I can’t tweet,” Paul Dellegatto facebooked. (Ugh, Facebook doesn’t work as a verb. Unlike.)

Reportedly, there were also those who decided to turn on and watch their television, or even read a newspaper. We know, right? What’s that?

Twitter came back to life shortly before 1 p.m., and the San Francisco-based offered an explanation of the disruption on its status page. “The outage was due to an internal configuration change, which we’re now fixing,” it said. “Some people may be able to access Twitter again and we’re working to make sure Twitter is available to everyone as quickly as possible.”

Twitter users, with memes at the ready, breathed a collective sight of relief.

Look who’s back #TwitterDown

— clown ninja a keeper (@UmaisArif) July 11, 2019

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Source:: East Bay – Entertainment


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