The country has spiraled into panic mode as Facebook and Instagram remain offline for the longest period of time in their history. No one knows what's going on and there are conspiracy theories out there everywhere you look. So what does Facebook have up their sleeve to calm the seas and steady the ship? They are sending in a small team of employees to their data center in Santa Clara to try a manual reset.
When push comes to shove, one of the great technology companies says “unplug it and plug it back in" to get things working again. Incredible. Hope they wait the true 30 seconds before plugging it back in or what's even the point? Probably best to blow on it too while you're at it. Not sure if this ever fails when it comes to video game consoles, routers, etc. Why not Facebook's entire company? Maybe they can download it onto a disc and flush it down the toilet like when our video games didn't work as kids. Gotta put toothpaste on it too, don't be ridiculous. What about rice? Has anyone put the Facebook servers in rice yet?
I will say this is giving everyone a little taste of what it'd be like to have the internet taken away from us in the blink of an eye. Like when that solar superstorm eventually comes!
Yes, it's only IG and Facebook right now, but I'm sure people not being able to scroll Instagram at work today made them lose their minds. Think about the poor moms on Facebook who couldn't argue about the new strip mall being built in the center of town. Those poor IG models that needed those likes and engagement on that "where did Summer go?" Monday post. Tough day for all. Pray the unplug and plug it back in method comes through once again for the human race. Worked like a charm for Jurassic Park.
Update: It worked, we're back