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The Twitter Blackout of 2009

August 10, 2009

 

courtesy of twitter

courtesy of twitter

 

For those of you socially disconnected individuals that did not know about #whentwitterwasdown…

Millions were hurt by an act of social terrorism that happened last week. Someone hacked into twitter. The great social network crash, like the New York City Blackout of 1977, happened in a time of deep economic downturn. And like the NYC blackout, (virtual) disorder erupted soon afterward.

For those several scary hours after the event, I was unsure how Heidi Montag was doing with her dance practices for the Miss Universe Contest and how the Kardashian’s workouts were going.

People were considering doing actual work at their jobs, rather than just  continuing to update their statuses. 

In other news, people began to appreciate facebook again.

A pro-Georgian blogger is said to be the target of the attacks, which was timed to the one-year anniversary of the Russia-Georgia conflict.

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