Social Media Meltdown: Twitter broke and took Facebook with it

When the tweets are down the status messages will play. Oh yes, they will.

A few minutes ago, you witnessed my rant, rave and depression of the Twitter network #fail. Twitter is now back, up and running, but, guess what my lovelies?

Facebook is down.

That’s right, Twitter broke and took Facebook with it.

This is a huge deal – talk about a social media meltdown!

Think about it, when the millions of people who use Twitter couldn’t get on, where did they go? To the Facebook…to complain (myself included.)

On that note, today is the 64th Anniversary of Hiroshima…it’s the day social media died…sort of.

My biggest concern is, what does this say about the status of our society’s reliance on social media? We’re creating jobs for it, we’re talking about it, we’re analyzing it and trying to figure it out. We’re trying to figure out this brave new world of utopian-cyber-gratification and instant information.

Adam Ostrow, the editor of Mashable, was on CNN Live talking about the Twitter #fail. He tweeted some time after, the irony that he couldn’t tweet a promotion about his interview at the time it was going on.

Another PR tweep of mine, jumped into the tweet-its-back-messaging and told me how funny it was that CNN didn’t exist to him without Twitter. I, personally, think Twitter helps to enhance CNN – so the irony of this entire morning…has left me wordless…save a fair few…

So what do you think? What’s the next step in this brave new world of social media? Are we creating a utopia, do you think? Or is this a dystopia in the making?

What is the next “#fail?”

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Sasha Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima.

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