Today at 930 am PST, a big thing happened, worlds popular photo sharing app Instagram (owned by Facebook) suddenly went down. It was crazy how it is possible a larger running app suddenly down, everyone was thinking there must be something wrong, and people was thinking right, as News came instantly on twitter and other social media, Many suspect the reason is that Justin Bieber posted a photo of his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez at an Oscars party (seen below) to his 14 million followers. The post sent his fandom into a frenzy of rumors that they might get back together, which may have caused an outage-inducing traffic spike. [Update: But Instagram denies this.]
When I say the downtime could be Bieber’s “fault”, what I really mean is that his fans are so loyal and engaged.
[starlist]Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian pop musician, actor, and singer-songwriter. Bieber was discovered in 2008 by American talent manager Scooter Braun, who came across Bieber’s videos on YouTube and later became his manager.[/starlist]
[starlist]Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. Gomez first made her debut appearing as Gianna in Barney & Friends, lasting from 2002 to 2004.[/starlist]
People started tweeting “Is Really Instagram Down?” starting around 7:54am PST. Some users said they were getting service back around 8:15am but others continue report they can’t upload photos.
[Update 9:35am PST: Instagram confirms the outage affected some users, but said it didn’t appear that Bieber was responsible. No other reason was given, though, and I suspect the company wouldn’t want to publicly blame the pop star.