Facebook is down at the time of writing this (Monday, October 4th), and Marvel's Thanos is getting the blame for it. While Facebook is stumbling to stay active, Twitter has exploded with Marvel fans bringing Thanos into this mess. The reasoning seems to be that some close proximity in problems with Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp have convinced fans that a modern-day Thanos is doing his "good work" of balancing the universe by dusting Mark Zuckerberg's servers, all across the universe. And yet, the thought of Zuckerberg's social media empire being decimated by Thanos seems to fill a lot of fans with a sense of... righteous peace?
The Job Is Done
With these social media sites down, the good work is done, and Thanos is smiling on his works from The Garden.prevnext
Facebook: Deleted— HiRezIsiah (@isiahthesage) October 4, 2021
Instagram: Thanos snapped
WhatsApp: Ceases to exist
Twitter: Replies vanish
TikTok [grinning evily]: "You could not live with your own failure to get back on social media. Where did that bring you? Back to me..."prevnext
So, someone deleted large sections of the routing....that doesn't mean Facebook is just down, from the looks of it....that means Facebook is GONE. pic.twitter.com/OCZWPD2okw— The Academy (@BenjaminEnfield) October 4, 2021
It's Not That Serious
No. Facebook isn't "gone"
Essentially what's happened is the "phone book" that is used to look up the "location" of the Facebook servers has been wiped
This tweet infers that if you delete a phone book all the people vanish too
I don't think Thanos took down Facebook https://t.co/Ux2g6FTWWE— Conall Laverty (@ConallLaverty) October 4, 2021
Other tech-heads are countering with the idea that while Facebook has a problem - it's not THAT serious of a problem.prevnext
That Easy Huh?
so they got Thanos to snap away facebook just like that ?? https://t.co/Ysb2W61HFA— triv ☀️ (@bedroomflicker) October 4, 2021
The idea that Mark Zuckerberg's social media empire has been destroying the world has been a source of our collective anxiety for years now. There have been endless discussions about what - if anything - we could do about the hold social media now has on our lives. If we knew it could be as hiring Thanos...prevnext
Can't Leave Y'all Alone For A Second!
i leave yall for 45 minutes and yall thanos snap facebook— CYYNAPSE #ThankYouMiura (7/7) (@cyynapse) October 4, 2021
People actually take the time to turn away from social media for a second, and what do they get? FACEBOOK GETS THANOS SNAPPED.prevnext
Universe Is Balanced
The collective IQ just skyrocketed for the first time in years with Facebook getting Thanos snapped— Sonic Antetokounmpo (@LukeHughes26) October 4, 2021
Just The Beginning...
May we should not rush to the comfort of thinking that this is the end. Maybe the works of Thanos are just getting started.prev