It’s a laudable initiative! Coming out with such a huge project demands support from all stakeholders, cos in the long-run its not only going to benefit individuals, the nation as a whole. The NIP-GH will bring positive change to Ghana
By Ros Krasny and Christine Stebbins
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – WhatsApp, the rapidly
expanding mobile messaging app, suffered an
outage for more than three hours on Saturday,
frustrating users just days after its acquisition by
Facebook for $19 billion.
“WhatsApp service has been restored. We are so
sorry for the downtime…,” WhatsApp tweeted to
its more than 1 million Twitter followers on
Saturday around 5:48 p.m. EST (2248 GMT).
Earlier, the service had said it was “experiencing
server issues” without providing further details.
Facebook referred questions on the outage to
WhatsApp representatives, who did not
Five-year-old WhatsApp currently has about 450
million users globally and has been adding a
million users daily.
On Saturday, some of those users took to other
forms of social media, including blogs and
Twitter to report the outage and vent their
WhatsApp is the leader among a wave of
smartphone-based messaging apps that are now
sweeping across North America, Asia and
Europe, and is known to appeal to teens and
others who avoid mainstream social networks.
During the outage the buzz on Twitter ranged
from the conspiratorial – that Facebook had
really bought WhatsApp to shut it down and
funnel users to Facebook Chat – to the
“So now that #Whatsapp isn’t working I’ve
actually talked to my family, they seem like nice
people,” tweeted @Ali_Hilu, a self-described
social media addict in Jordan.
And @Iamhollybrown of Surrey, England,
scolded, “Can’t believe all these people are
crying about Whatsapp not working, do some
exercise, do some work, learn a language.”
(Reporting by Christine Stebbins and Ros Krasny;
Editing by Dave Gregorio, Bernard Orr)
Great Buy $19bn facebook bought whatsapp.
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