Love me some Twitter. Have a gas explosion in your neighborhood? Someone with a gun? Twitter knows and informs before the cops. In fact, when we had a man on the loose after a workplace shooting, and I know I shouldn't admit this because it makes me everything that is disgusting about Americans -- but I used the Twitter to find the closest Starbucks that was open because they had shut down for the manhunt.
It's a place to come together and commiserate and help each other out. Sure, it could be as mundane as the closest Starbucks, but it's also good for venting.
Apparently, over the Christmas holiday, Netflix was down. Their servers crashed and no doubt, their higher-ups were on vacation. There was no Bruno Mars to do vocals for the A Christmas Story. (SNL reference.) Here are some of the entertaining Tweets via CNN that helped those who were without their entertainment over Christmas.
Chris D'Elia (@chrisdelia)
"So @netflix is down? Great. Now everybody has to talk to their annoying family."
Razzle Dangerously (@MyNameisRazzle2)
"Netflix is down, most likely overloaded... Which means I'm not the only one bored as hell at his parents house.."
Jess Dweck (@TheDweck)
"Amazon Web Services crashes on Christmas Eve, taking out Netflix but not Amazon Video. Somewhere, (Amazon CEO) Jeff Bezos reads "The Grinch" to his kids."
'"Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a @netflix was streaming, not even Mickey Mouse."
Jane McGonigal (@avantgame)
"Netflix streaming, please come back online, I need to stream my Fireplace in the Home/Yule Log on my TV while we make gingerbread xoxo"
Sophia Van Elsberg (@sophiavanelsber)
"Netflix being broken is forcing me to get up and do something with my life #notcool"
Sassy in Slumberland (@SassyinSlumberl)
"Netflix is down. Bc bad things happen to good people."
Joel Braverman (@joelbrave)
"Thanks to @netflix outage we can likely expect a moderate population explosion in nine months."
Lauren McLaughlin (@lauren_mclaugh)
"How the Grinch Stole Netflix..."
"Some kid probably asked Santa for #Netflix to be down so his parents would pay attention to him. Leave me out of your problems, kid."
Seriously though, I don't know how that Netflix CEO keeps his job...