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?
Thatâ€™s right, Twitter broke and took Facebook with it.
This is a huge deal â€“ talk about a social mediaÂ meltdown!
Think about it, when the millions of people who use Twitter couldnâ€™t get on, where did they go? To the Facebook…to complain (myself included.)
On that note, today is the 64th Anniversary of Hiroshimaâ€¦itâ€™s the day social media died…sort of.
My biggest concern is, what does this say about the status of our societyâ€™s reliance on social media? Weâ€™re creating jobs for it, weâ€™re talking about it, weâ€™re analyzing it and trying to figure it out. Weâ€™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 couldnâ€™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 didnâ€™t exist to him without Twitter. I, personally, think Twitter helps to enhance CNN â€“ so the irony of this entire morningâ€¦has left me wordlessâ€¦save a fair fewâ€¦
So what do you think? Whatâ€™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 â€œ#fail?â€
Sasha Muradali runs the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida (â€™07)Â and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(â€™08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima.