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BlackBerry outage = productivity

Posted by: | October 13, 2011 | No Comment |

With BlackBerry systems being down across the globe, users are left newsless. People who use their device daily are finding it difficult to adjust to life without their BlackBerrys.With the absence of their lifeline, people had to find other ways of communicating with people. They also had to (heaven forbid) use an actual computer for things like Facebook, Twitter and sending e-mails.

Here is what Huffington Post says about the wide-spread outage:
BlackBerry Problems Reported: Services Down In Europe, Middle East, Africa

LONDON — The maker of BlackBerry said Monday that email services have been restored on many of its smartphones, after an unexplained glitch cut off Internet and messaging services for large numbers of users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. However, Research in Motion Ltd.
The demand for news and communication in our society is so great and it is apparent with this outage. Here is what people were complaining about on Twitter:
Not used to tweeting on the actual twitter website due to absence of a working app haha. #blackberry
hannahsophia1
October 12, 2011
In the absence of my Blackberry twitter, I came home expecting a wealth of mentions and tweets..but no.Not a single tweet at me..upsetting!
AlanaMarieP
October 12, 2011
In the absence of Blackberry, I have spent an extraordinary amount of time on twitter today..Strange that..
Aston__Martin__
October 11, 2011
got so much work done in the absence of my blackberry
fiveashleonie
October 12, 2011
Other ways to be productive with a worthless BlackBerry:
Having to adjust and change routine is probably difficult for some people to do. BlackBerry users are having to be more resourceful in they way they live their day-to-day lives. Instead of having all of their news in one place, they are having to enlist other vessels for information.The level in which they demand their news requires them to find ways to replace their BlackBerrys instead of going without the information during the outage.

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