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Old Jun 30, 2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Instagram down in mass power outage

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Breakfasts everywhere went undocumented on social media Saturday morning because photo-sharing site Instagram is still down after a line of powerful storms caused mass power outages across the Midwest and Atlantic Seaboard on Friday night.

Fierce thunderstorms and high winds, some topping 80 miles per hour, whipped across Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Washington and Virginia, leaving debris, hot temperatures and no power to combat the record-breaking heat.

In addition to Instagram, Mashable and Forbes reported that on Friday night Netflix and Pinterest, powered by Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, also were down because of weather affecting the region. The majority of those accounts, and the sites themselves, appear to be up and running again.

However, on Saturday morning, people were still taking to Twitter and Facebook, complaining or poking fun at the impact of Instagram, based in northern Virginia, going dark.

Some tweets encouraged people to enjoy the blackout by leaving technology behind for the weekend, that it's OK to eat breakfast and drink coffee without sharing a photo of it with the rest of the world via social media. Other tweets joked that many people would go undocumented on Facebook or Twitter as long as Instagram was down because of the site's various photo-enhancing filters.

A similar conversation ensued when Twitter experienced a widespread outage on June 21, its largest since October 2011.
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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It's back up now thank goodness. It was down for AGES !!!
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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I was wondering why Instagram was down!
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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when things like this happen and all people do is complain about a free thing like Instagram i just laugh. Netflix i could understand being bothered by since its a paid service but the free stuff people need to learn to calm down about and realize its really not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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when things like this happen and all people do is complain about a free thing like Instagram i just laugh. Netflix i could understand being bothered by since its a paid service but the free stuff people need to learn to calm down about and realize its really not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
You should've seen Twitter last night. "My Instagram is down" was trending. It's kind of surprising to see such a strong reaction to something as small as Instagram. I guess it's just a #firstworldproblem.
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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I'm starting to show withdraw symptoms. *shakes*
How amusing that you could not actually "show" them to the World.
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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I was beginning to wonder where all these pictures were coming from that looked like they were actually taken in 2012.
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Old Jul 1, 2012, 01:21 AM   #8
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nobody knows what to do with their food/starbucks when instagram is down...
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Old Jul 1, 2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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Weather happens!

Outages (of all kinds) happen!

The world is not a perfect place!

It sucks...but get a grip, folks...
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One word for my Instagram friends: EDITING.
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