Online sensation, Apaokaji Maryam, popularly known as Taaooma, has reacted to the seven-hour outage by social media powerhouse and Silicon Valley tech giant.
No fewer than three billion social media users were unable to access their online community on Monday afternoon as Facebook-owned services, WhatsApp, and Instagram were interrupted.
Reacting to the outage while commenting on an Instagram post from popular fashion designer, Yomi Casual, who stated that 21st-century celebrities should respect those who made it without social media, Taaooma said, “Right now, everyone is nothing without the media. Big thanks to social media for giving us the chance to chase our dreams and exhibit our works without waiting on any association or some set of elites.
“However, those who made it when social media wasn’t a thing are very lucky. Why? There was less competition, we only knew a few products, brands, and people.
“We couldn’t even compare talents and celebrities that much, we ate and swallowed whatever content/ professionalism/ product quality we were offered.
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“But now, it’s very very competitive. If your Netflix movie isn’t nice, we switch to the next available one easily. If you need any product/ services, just open Instagram and watch how different brands will be suggested. Strong competition.
“For musicians, it was only Alaba, no streaming money. Now you can make music from the corner of your room and live comfortably off streaming money. No need to beg one marketer in Alaba.
“If you dream to be a popular actor, you can do your thing without auditioning… bring out your phone, shoot, exhibit on YouTube/Instagram, and you’ll make money on top sef.” (sic)