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Snowpocalypse 2015 Causes Social Media Blackout

  • Gigaom, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:09 AM
The Snowpocalypse of 2015 might have failed to meet expectations, but it was enough to temporality take down Facebook and Instagram. “All those carefully crafted images of snowscapes will have to stay locked up for a bit, East Coasters, because Facebook and Instagram are down,” GigaOm reported at around 10 p.m., on Monday night. No word on what caused the social blackout, but, for many users, service was restored about an hour later. As a relieved GigaOm wrote: “Our brief Facebook-related national nightmare appears to be over.”

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