Are the arts too reliant on socials?

As platforms like Facebook and Instagram hit a global 6 hour outage, users were left wondering if they're too reliant on social media.
Young woman using smart phone,Social media concept.

For many Australians whose first daily ritual is to roll out of bed and check their social media feed, this morning they hit an unprecedented roadblock.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp stopped working around 2:30am (AEDT) on Tuesday 05 October, and remained that way for an extended period of time. The last major outage reported by Facebook happened in June last year, and it lasted less than an hour.

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Giselle Bueti has written for publications such as The Advertiser, The Adelaide Review, RIP IT UP, BMA magazine and Yewth Mag. Previously, Giselle worked as Arts Editor for The AU Review and Content Growth Editor at ArtsHub. She is based in Melbourne, Victoria.