Unless you live under a rock, chances are you noticed that some of your favorite apps were down for a few hours on October 4th. And while the crash brought about a lot of panic and boredom, it also provided some hilarious meme content. To top it off, Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey, was caught liking some of the shadiest and funniest tweets dissing Facebook and its family of apps. Here's everything you need to know.
Twitter, which was the largest social media platform still working, received a tsunami of attention as millions of people looked for answers and entertainment during the six-hour blackout.
hello literally everyone— Twitter (@Twitter) October 4, 2021
Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, seemed to be loving every minute of it, and gained viral attention for liking all the shady jokes targeting Facebook and the epic outage. The kickoff was earlier that day when Jack replied to a tweet showing that Facebook's domain had apparently been listed for sale. "How much?" the multi-billionaire tech giant responded, raking in over 80,000 likes. Once users caught on to the CEO's comedic take on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp's downfall, people started to pay closer attention to Dorsey's activity.
From Usain Bolt to Mr. Bean, memes about Twitter's superiority came flooding in, and people realized that the legendary CEO was taking the time to like the funny memes one by one. Jack even ventured away from the picture format, showing love for some comedic twists on the situation as well. "Excited for my first day as head software engineer at facebook inc. now to sit down and get starte-," one of the liked tweets read. Edward Snowden, President of Freedom of the Press, also jumped in with his take, which earned a like from the CEO, writing, "Facebook and Instagram go mysteriously offline and, for one shining day, the world becomes a healthier place."
59.6 million nuggets for my friends— Twitter (@Twitter) October 4, 2021
It was clear that Twitter came out of this situation on top, and while billions of social media users were frustrated about the malfunction, Twitter -especially Jack Dorsey - provided some much-needed laughter throughout the blackout. All that was missing were some replies from rival CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
Well, rest assured, you can mark yourselves 'safe' as our beloved platforms are back up and running, and the memes are just getting better and better.
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