Why Usain Bolt is worried about Facebook glitch

World record holder and an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt posted a hilarious message on his social media account following a six-hour long technical hitch at Facebook.

Bolt took it to his Twitter account wondering why his image had to be used in place of an incident which saw businesses lose millions of shillings

In a meme that has been making rounds on social media, an image of Bolt is used to depict how fast the tech-giant Twitter is, with other sprinters trailing him to depict how hard both Facebook and Instagram are trying to keep up with Twitter’s pace.

Bolt’s tweet came after the users of all three social networking platforms complained about received error messages for the most part of Monday.

“What did this,” the sprinter said.

The disruption in the Facebook website, as well as WhatsApp, was Monday as the page for the social media site could not load for users globally.

Users flooded in the complaints about the outage on micro-blogging site Twitter and tagged Facebook.

In a post on rival platform Twitter on Monday evening, Facebook confirmed its apps were coming back online and apologised to users for a blackout that affected millions of people across the world.

“To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry,” Facebook said. “We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now.”

Mike Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook is now staring at a huge loss of more than Ksh.773.8 billion (US$.7 billion) in a few hours, knocking him down a notch on the list of the world’s richest people, after a whistleblower came forward and outages took Facebook Inc.’s flagship products offline.

A selloff sent the social-media giant’s stock plummeting 4.9 percent on Monday, adding to a drop of about 15 percent since mid-September.

The stock slide on Monday sent Zuckerberg’s worth down to Ksh.13.3 trillion (US$.121.6 billion), dropping him below Bill Gates to number 5 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

He’s down from almost Ksh.15.4 (US$.140 billion) in a matter of weeks, according to the index.

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