On the night of March 19, the hashtag #MarkZuckerberg went trending. This happened because the servers of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down.
People are more connected via the Internet than anything else. So when the servers for these apps went down, the majority of users flooded Twitter.
While the company didn’t reveal the exact reason, it did assert that there was a technical issue. “Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some Facebook services. We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” a Facebook spokesperson told a news website.
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook and owner of WhatsApp and Instagram was the new target of the infamous Twitter trolls.
According to Downdetector, a site that monitors global outages by collecting data from user reports and other sources, suggested that over 49 per cent of WhatsApp users were facing connection issue, 48 per cent people were unable to send or receive messages and 2 per cent were not able to log in.
It also said that on Facebook, 57 per cent users witnessed a complete blackout and 29 per cent were unable to access the app. It said that 66 per cent Instagram users were unable to access the website and their news feed as well.
This is not the first time that the services have been impacted. In December last year, all three apps went down for a few hours, before the services were restored.