10 things you said... Your thoughts on the social media blackout

The social media blackout hit everyone by surprise on Monday.

Wednesday, 6th October 2021, 4:45 pm

For people across Leeds, the blackout meant they couldn't access Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp for hours - leading to many to weigh up how much they use social media. Here are some of your thoughts:

Sharon Dixon: "Interesting and refreshing, took me back to the 70’s and the simplicity of life, also had an urge to write letters to people."

Ian Logan: "I didn't miss it at all."

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Whatsapp is set to stop working on some older smartphones in two months time, leaving millions of people unable to see messages (Photo: Shutterstock)

Matt Wightman: "My work involves Social media... it was a half day off!"

Duncan Morris: "I closed the curtains put my phone on loudspeaker went to bed and waited for it to start pinging again...."

Craig Shearon: "My friend had Facebook withdrawals.

"She was better at 11pm when it came back on again."

Anne Webster: "I managed to finish reading my book!"

Anne O'brien: "I picked up the phone I spoke more to people than I have in ages."

Michael Duffy: "Barely noticed."

Chris Gore: "Saw wife and kids....they are quite nice when you get to know them."

James Spencer: "People were walking up and down my estate banging on doors with their dinner in their hands showing off what they were having."


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