Following yesterday’s downtime of social media platforms owned and operated by Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook itself, leaders in the area of business have shared their experiences as well as thoughts on the next steps they may take.
Some of these leaders have their businesses running on the platforms which resumed operations after seven hours of being down.
Emeka Nobis, a renowned writer and business coach, made an announcement, indicating that he might soon go into farm business, owing to the stress he went through at the time of the shutdown.
He said, “Time to start my farm business. This total dependence online gave me stress yesterday.”
Nobis explained that he refreshed his phone a zillion times, turned off data and turned it on again several times.
In addition, he asked his staff questions about network, and paced around his office until he got a call informing him of the situation of things.
In a similar development, John Obidi, a tech guru, immediately shared his usual Facebook contents via email, a development that meant only people subscribed to his mailing list received his message.
Obidi who had held a webinar on Facebook he tagged Content Cash Generator, shared emails with the subject, “FB is down. Watch the replay on YouTube.”
“Well, we held the training on Facebook which is currently down, so we’ve provided an alternative replay option,” he continued in the body of the email.
For his part, JJ Omojuwa on following the development of things on his Twitter page, wondered if Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, was also mentioned in the Pandora Paper reports which indicted the former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, and other prominent Nigerian leaders.
Omojuwa questioned why Zuckerberg shut “everything down”, noting that the Facebook’s co-founder wields so much power, such he (Zuckerberg) cannot afford to realise that he has.