Facebook Goes Down And I Don’t Notice

Apparently Facebook went down the other day. Some people panicked, though most seemed to just have fun with it and pretended it meant something much more significant like the end of days. Personally, I didn’t even notice.

Mind you, I keep a decent eye on Facebook. However, not constant. It seemed like I’d checked fairly recently, but I brought up the app at one point and people were talking about it having been down. I’d have never known at all if I hadn’t seen those messages. I would have been totally oblivious.

Does the fact I didn’t notice mean I’m not too dependent on social media? I doubt it. I wouldn’t give myself that much credit. The outage just happened to coincide with a period of time in which I didn’t check Facebook. That’s all.

Some people got worked up though, as someone always does when there is an outage of any kind or any duration. It reminded me of an earthquake I was present for in Seattle one time. It was only something like an upper 4 or a really lower 5, but people went on and on a bunch about it (particularly the news). Me? I hadn’t noticed it at all. I happened to be at a bookstore at the time, standing up from looking at a lower shelf as it occurred. Made it so I didn’t feel a thing, confused when the people I was with came running up to me to talk about how an earthquake had just happened.

I can miss a lot.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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