Mark Zuckerberg slammed for his apology on social media blackout
Zuckerberg's 'apology' hasn't gone down too well
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been slammed for his public apology regarding the social media crash that affected Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Occulus last night (October 4).
Though the exact nature of the crash has not yet been revealed, many experts believe it was an issue in the DNS that essentially meant Facebook disappeared from the internet. But Zuckerberg's apology is nothing if not short and sweet, leaving a sour taste in the mouths of people who rely on his platform.
"Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now," said Zuckerberg via Facebook
"Sorry for the disruption today -- I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about," he concluded.
With 2.4 million interactions and just under 1 million shares, the Facebook post has angered the general public.
Though many people use the platform merely as a social network, there are others who rely on it for advertisement and business purposes.
"Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram are so important to my business so this 'apology' doesn't really sit well, do better!" wrote one disgruntled user.
"Was the data dump a success??" asked one comedian, though it will undoubtedly spark conspiracies.
Another wrote: "Next time give us an earlier notice, I can't restart my phone for this long!"
Others were thanking the tech giant for the social media break.
"Less gossiping in social media for a few hours is the greatest gift one can give to humanity," wrote one user.
Other people had highlighted how the crash shone a light onto how dependent we are on such platforms.
"Today I have realized how much these apps are important to us," said Altaf Maaneshia.
"I have realize(d) only today that without Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp we're nothing," said another woman based in Africa.
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