The photo-sharing app and social network Instagram were temporarily shut down on Monday afternoon. As a result, apart from a short break from one source, there is no consequence of the constant flow of unimportant information to which we all voluntarily submit.
The service died around 4:20 am, the moment millions of people died For the third time, they had turned to the app at this hour, desperately hoping to spend the time until the end of the working day. At least, this was the only place we considered at the time on the West Coast of the United States.
The app started well, but the feeds were not updated, and users could not roll past many posts but were already cached; Stories that are also cached were accessible but could not be published. I was able to send messages, but others were not.
Visitors have received a "5xx server error", which is not common. Usually, a server knows which of the various error codes to return. However, it seems to be back now.
The downfall seemed to end at some quarter to five anyway, which means many of us are still at our desks when we're lucky enough to have them. If you were concerned, hope that your half hour was used productively.
An Instagram representative told TechCrunch that he was aware of the problem and was working on it.