It’s crazy how scarily reliant we are on Mr. Zuck’s crew.
On 8th January I wrote this piece: What If Mark Pulls The Rug.
By the time I publish this, Mark may have put the rug back under our feet, but the outage across the main media channels (WhatsApp, Instagram & Facebook) got me thinking if this may be a pending reality at some point in the near future. It'd certainly be interesting to see it play out.
Maybe not in a few years, but who knows in a decade or two.
The funny thing was, my first reaction was to check my WiFi, put 4G on and off, before I just Googled: Is WhatsApp down?
With how many billions (or trillions?) of dollars at stake, I keep having this recurring thought of what media may look like in a generation or two.
Yet, who knows, that new technology may be coding in this very lockdown, somewhere in the world..