Why was S #% T trending on Twitter in Illinois?
It was a very interesting Monday out here on the streets of the internet.
Unless you live under a rock or have decided to live your life without social media (in which case, congratulations), you know about the Facebook and Instagram outage that began around 11 a.m. on Monday morning. I’m writing this just after 4 and the outage is still going on.
NOTE: In my opinion, the eradication of Facebook could be the first step for this country to finally come together. I am and never have been a fan of the platform. A recent 60-minute segment with a Facebook whistleblower only confirmed my feelings.
If this report doesn’t convince you, I can suggest watching the Social Dilemma on Netflix that is keeping you off social media for at least 6 hours.
Twitter is still untouched, at least until this afternoon, with an influx of traffic with people searching for a dopamine hit every corner of the internet. Is Twitter perfect? Far from it, but I always felt I had a lot more control over what I see than on Facebook or Instagram.
One of my favorite things to do on Twitter is when they list what’s trending and where it’s trending. Well, I look up and see that s #! T is trending in Illinois and not the censored version I just typed.
If you click on a trending topic, it is often immediately understandable why it is trending.
Not with this feces. It just seems like people tweeting the word s – t over and over from Illinois. There were several goals and not all of them were directed by Mark Zuckerberg. I would embed more tweets, but I don’t want to have to cut out all of the swear words.
I’ve been on Twitter for 10 years and have never seen so much vulgarity in the Vogel app. Is the conversation like this on Facebook and Instagram? Just a bunch of people who literally swear at everything?
There’s a reason this platform should go down and this isn’t even in the top 10 but a good place to start.
EDIT: It seems Facebook has returned for some by the time I finished writing this. Perhaps Twitter can go back to the civilized place it always was. We’ll wait and see.