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Sidebar to WhatsApp outage: Condom maker and rival messaging app weigh in

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Sidebar to WhatsApp outage: Condom maker and rival messaging app weigh in
As we previously told you, messaging app WhatsApp has corrected server issues that prevented the app from working. Even though it is now back up, the whole affair makes us think that WhatsApp must come down. Another humorous take on the situation comes from Kenya, where condom maker Durex sent out a funny tweet, "WhatsApp is down. You know what's up? Durex." Obviously the point being that when WhatsApp was down, there were other things to do to pass the time.

Meanwhile, other messaging apps are taking advantage of the outage. A tweet from Telegram states that the app is receiving 100 registrations a second. As a result, it is doing everything it can to hold on to connections in Europe.

Now that WhatsApp is working again, hopefully things return to normal.

Durex tweets about other things to do when WhatsApp was down

Durex tweets about other things to do when WhatsApp was down


source: @DurexKE via TechCrunch

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posted on 22 Feb 2014, 18:05 3

1. magnanimus (Posts: 294; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Was there a sexual innuendo intended in there? (you know whats up) o.O

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 18:25 12

2. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


In a Durex tweet? I think we shouldn't jump to conclusions, and await for official confirmation or at least hear what the analysts have to say.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 18:37 2

3. UglyFrank (Posts: 398; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Please let everyone see sarcasm in its rawest form

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 04:14 1

4. luis.d (Posts: 157; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Well played, sir!

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