Twitter welcomes 'literally everyone' to the site as the Big 3 shutdown

Twitter welcomes 'literally everyone' to the site as the Big 3 shutdown

While Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram were down, Twitter came through with the humour.

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When something as big as the shutdown of the entire internet happens, you can count on humans to bring the hilarity!

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Also, we might be being a bit dramatic and could be overexaggerating when we say the "whole internet" was down, but without Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working, that's kind of the case.

Anyway, while the memes might have been hilarious, what really got us laughing was the reactions and responses the brands were dishing out on Twitter.

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Here are some of our favourites:

In case you have been living underneath a rock with no WIFI here's what happened last night:

According to the website and, of course, Twitter, the Facebook Inc's applications are suffering a major outage worldwide.

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WhatsApp has taken to Twitter to address the outages most of their users have been experiencing:

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While Facebook has not yet commented on the outage we have all seen the Tweets that have confirmed what we might have assumed:

According to AFP:

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While we don't know how long the outage could last, this might be the perfect time to start reading that book you've been delaying or just give that person you're trying to get in touch with an actual phone call.

(This is a developing story.)

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Of course, when something like this does happen, the memes can flourish.

Here are some of our favourite reactions to the social media mega-meltdown:

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