‘OMG! This is crazy. How can Instagram be down? My day is ruined.’ Imagine someone saying this in a super animated way with absolute seriousness. Well, this is what just happened as my millennial colleague dramatically announced that Instagram is down. Though the issue is solved now, this popular photo sharing site was down for an hour. Naturally, the social media addicts badly freaked out.
The site wasn’t loading and no one was able to see their pictures or videos. Predictably, the social media users reacted. Frankly, the reaction seemed over the top for me! But, then it made me think that the reaction of devoted Instagram worshipers resembles something.
Funnily, it reminds me of all the zombie apocalypse movies. I know the analogy is a bit off-track but hear me out! However, before telling you why I drew that comparison, let me entertain you with funny tweets that flooded the internet, as soon as, the news of Instagram being down started spreading.
— Megan Harvey (@DME_Megan) October 3, 2018
Seems like Zuckerberg is facing quite a serious revenge for selling people’s data 😝
First FB hacked now #instagramdown
— Caramel Tango (@CaramelTango) October 3, 2018
Oh no the world is ending #instagramdown 🙄
— 🇳🇿lukeskywalking 🇺🇸 (@Dredgeydubs) October 3, 2018
— Jordan Coombe (@Jordan_Coombe) October 3, 2018
*turns off wifi*
*turns on data*
*turns phone off and on*
*uninstall and install instagram*
*goes on twitter*
*Phewww it’s not just me*#instagramdown
— Adam Fraser (@AdamFraserrUK) October 3, 2018
— nevada 😉 (@nevadaross7) October 3, 2018
We got a Instagram down!
— Jumbo Kumao ジャンボくまお (@jumbokumao) October 3, 2018
Instagram is down… across the world people are looking up from their phones, confused, angry, tearful. How is bae going to know that i’m at the gym, eating avocado on toast? Who will look at my photo of me gazing wistfully at the ocean? Do I even exist now? #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/5LJj9IrLMc
— Foxlow (@FoxlowTweets) October 3, 2018
Now, getting back to the topic! Have you seen how people get scared about the impending doom when there is a threat of the zombie apocalypse? Of course in a movie! Well, the social media addicts made sure to react in the exact same way. They panicked thinking how their life would be without this popular site.
Most people freaked about the fact that their ‘social media life’ is getting hampered! Undoubtedly, the same way people feel about a zombie apocalypse. They started engaging in every means to find out that what actually happened. They started going to different places, I mean varied social media platforms to find a solution. It won’t be wrong to say that most of the users probably experienced a ‘mini heart attack’. Were you one among them?