Facebook, WhatsApp outage exposes our overreliance on social media

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

The six-hour outage of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram has lifted the veil on just how reliant the world has become on these and other social media platforms.

Photo credit: Lionel Bonaventure | AFP

When Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suddenly went down on Monday evening, the lives of many users worldwide were disrupted by the six-hour outage.

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