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05th Oct 2021

Tweets from the night the internet exploded

Fiona Frawley

Ten years from now, what will you say when you’re asked the question – “where were you the night of the Instagram blackout?”

You’d think after the eighteen months we’ve all had, we’d take a few hours of being without social media in our stride. But no, it would appear we all lost our minds. Some fervently binged Squid Game and waited for the storm to pass. Some researched the lost art of pigeon carrying as a way to send out memes. Some sheepishly dusted off their Twitter passwords and logged into the app for the first time since 2012. Luckily, the Twitter vets were on hand to provide the top drawer commentary one needs in a crisis, and we all appear to have made it out unscathed. Here are some of our highlights:

The vibe was very this.

Some had the appropriate response for a crisis.

As the Insta huns hastily logged on, they were greeted by the long standing rulers of Twitter.

In fairness, this was also me for the first hour or so.

Ahhh sure isn’t this it.

The fact of the matter.

At 21:12, panic started to set in.

Meanwhile, the staff at Facebook were taking a deserved break.

Those of us who’ve dedicated our life to funny tweets remained unfazed.

This came just as we were starting to really miss Roy’s wholesome Dad insta updates.

Needless to say, TG4 was on it with the content.

As the night continued, we still found ourselves in a state of disbelief.

But this was where we had to draw the line.

Luckily, we got to the bottom of it in the end.

Did you make it through the night? Have your iMessages never seen so much action? Thankfully, we’re out the other side of it now, and let’s provisionally say that if Twitter goes down, we’ll all meet on the Revolut app and have a hooley.

Header image via Twitter/javeed_mahsood

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