An outage affecting Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp has had a devastating impact on the internet, with visitor numbers at NewsLoad.co.uk dropping by 50% on average to just 2 people.
Tumbleweed was seen rolling through our server warehouse this afternoon as site traffic was slashed as a result of the crash, with only the editor and his mum checking the site all day.
“I want to reassure our advertisers that NewsLoad is still an attractive proposition,” he said.
“We are confident that our regular users will return once their favourite apps are functioning again and they will be eagerly clicking through for imitation Viagra and weight loss supplements with renewed vigour.
“Our commitment to reporting compelling news stories as they happen remains undimmed by this minor blip and we will continue to relentlessly pump it out even if nobody reads it at all.”