Why was S #% T trending in Illinois on Twitter?

It has been a very interesting Monday here on the streets of the Internet.

Unless you live under a rock or have chosen to live your life off social media (in which case, congratulations), you are aware of the Facebook and Instagram outage that started around 11am Monday morning. I’m writing this a little after 4 hours, and the outage is still going on.

NOTE: In my opinion, eradicating Facebook could be the first step in this country that is finally coming together. I am not and have never been a fan of the platform. A recent 60 minute segment with a Facebook whistleblower only confirmed my feelings.

If this report does not convince you, may I suggest you watch the Social Dilemma on Netflix, it will take you off social media for at least 6 hours.

Twitter, at least as of this afternoon, is still unaffected and sees an influx of traffic with people looking for a dopamine shot in any corner of the internet. Is Twitter Perfect? Not by far, but I’ve always felt a lot more in control of what I see than on Facebook or Instagram.

One of my favorite things on Twitter is listing trends and trending. Well I look up and see it’s all the rage in Illinois and not the censored version I just typed.

Now, most of the time, when you click on a trending topic, it immediately makes sense to know why it’s trending.

Not with that poo. It seems to be just people tweeting the word shit from Illinois over and over again. There were multiple targets and not all of them were aimed at Mark Zuckerberg. I would embed more tweets but I don’t want to have to edit all the swear words.

I’ve been on Twitter for 10 years and I’ve never seen so much vulgarity on the Bird app. What is the conversation like on Facebook and Instagram? Just a bunch of people swearing on anything?

There’s a reason this platform should drop and it’s not even in the top 10 but a good place to start.

EDIT: It looks like Facebook is back for some as I finished writing this. Maybe Twitter can return to the civilized place it always has been. We will wait and see.

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