hello literally everyone
— Twitter (@Twitter) October 4, 2021
Around 11 am on Monday, October 4, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram went down in a major, worldwide outage that lasted over five hours. It’s a major and highly unusual digital disruption for millions, many of whom rely on tools like WhatsApp to communicate. Fortunately, Facebook does seem to be stabilizing for some, but in the age of the social media manager, the five or so hours of its absence drove many Dallas businesses and brands to express themselves on a more stable app: Twitter.
For a little levity, we present a selection of the best tweets from local brands and businesses on this bizarre Monday for the internet.
NorthPark Center was quick to seize the moment with an always-welcome gallery of cozy pumpkins.
The Dallas Museum of Art brought the memories of our cringiest Xanga posts back from the depths.
No word from the Dallas Zoo, but Fort Worth’s notable destination was ready with something cute.
— Fort Worth Zoo (@FortWorthZoo) October 4, 2021
Sports and social media go hand-in-hand. So naturally…
*No word from the Dallas Cowboys, but they may have been preoccupied with their big win yesterday.
Our social admins trying to do their jobs rn without Facebook & IG: pic.twitter.com/zBEP3hwOna
— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) October 4, 2021
Luckily, we have nothing to post on Instagram.
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) October 4, 2021
When IG is down and your admin can’t do their job pic.twitter.com/nUL5cuQEx9
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) October 4, 2021
Even Dallas-Area airports took to Twitter with something to say.
Hey, Twitter fam! Yup, Facebook and Instagram are still down… How’s your Monday going? pic.twitter.com/ZD01IQDsI8
— Dallas Love Field (@DallasLoveField) October 4, 2021