Big tech

Tonight, we experienced an outage of Facebook and in turn, Instagram and WhatsApp.

It was a peaceful evening. I did however take to Twitter and was amused by the Bottas meme that Mercedes posted.

What was missing was the ease of connectivity that can exist from group chats and whatsapp.

And that what social media is about, the ability to connect. That’s also how Facebook sells itself.

But Facebook as turned a blind eye for so long to that which divides us and profiteering from misinformation and fuelling hatred.

The disdain expressed for Facebook was apparent this evening but we are not moving away from this world, because we are social beings that seek to find easy ways to connect.

But the people running these need to carefully reflect on what their products are for and how they can make things better not worse.

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