Report: WhatsApp Goes Down for Several Hours Over the Weekend

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Feb 24, 2014 
Mike Daly  |

ADOTAS – One imagines there was some nervous laughter in Facebook Land on Saturday when The Social Network’s prized new $19 billion acquisition, WhatsApp, reportedly was knocked out of service for several hours.

According to Metro, WhatsApp’s 450 million monthly users were forced to resort to other online social outlets to express themselves, or otherwise go chatless. The outage predictably prompted its fair share of snarky tweets:

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Mike Daly is an award-winning writer and editor with 30 years of experience in publishing. He began his career in 1983 at The News of Paterson, N.J., a long-since defunct daily paper, where at age 22 he was promoted to the position of Editorial Page Editor. Since then he has served in managerial capacities with several news organizations, including Arts Weekly Inc. and North Jersey Media Group in New Jersey and Examiner Media in New York. His work has been honored on numerous occasions by the New Jersey Press Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.

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