What if Instagram and Facebook went down? If they disappeared. Well, as of about 10:00 MST this morning, that is exactly what happened. Have you ever thought about that? What would change? Everything? Not much?
For me, it is a way to communicate on a regular basis with readers. I share recipe links with photos, we toss around ideas, share thoughts on everything from football to faith, and I answer questions as well. Combined Facebook, Instagram, and email subscriber list, I keep in touch with about 140 k readers. Most of the interactions/communications are on social media.
I have read a few articles that say the outage should be fixed in a matter of hours; it’s been about 6 hours now. What does that mean? One article I read said the longer the disconnect goes on, the less likely it will be a quick fix. I’m not a tech expert, but that makes sense to me…
In the meantime, I’m going to make a batch of Tried and True Chocolate Chip Cookies, and get on with my day.
Leave me a comment below with your thoughts on this issue. Is this a nice break from social media for you? A wake up call to how much we rely on social media to communicate? What if all online communications ceased for a while? What is your back up plan? I’d love to hear from you.
**UPDATE** almost immediately after I hit the publish button on this post, Facebook and Instagram were restored after being down for 6+ hours. Interesting comments below, thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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