Facebook has been down since 11:30 AM EST today (5 hours and counting), so I’m unable to communicate with lots of turtle riders about stories I was working on. I get hundreds of messages on our Facebook accounts every day, and Facebook is BY FAR our biggest driver of weekly traffic to the website.
As you can imagine traffic is a little show today, so I’d personally recommend not being so dependent on tech companies to decide what you read on a daily basis. Bookmark TBDailyNews.com on your phone or computer and make a habit of going directly to the site instead. You can mock Facebook as a thing for old people, but the fact of the matter is that no other platform comes close when you’re trying to share content with a large audience. It’s still the most trafficked social media site in the world by a lot, and we’ve become dependent on it for communication.
I could rant and rant about the problems with unelected tech companies having this sort of control, but you’ve heard me do that for years so I won’t bore you anymore. For now I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind turtle riders that you should follow me on Twitter @DoctorTurtleboy and @TurtleboyPhone. My DM’s are always open, and I actually prefer it to Facebook. The problem is that although 23.3K turtle riders follow our fan run @TurtleboyTweets account, I only have 8.8K and 3.7K on the other accounts. For whatever reason the word isn’t getting out that they finally let me back on there after I bought a new computer last year and they stopped tracking my device. You can also email me at [email protected] with story ideas.
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