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Facebook Shutdown: Nigerian Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Biggest Fear, Seek Other Options ▷ Nigeria news – Legit.ng

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Facebook Shutdown: Nigerian Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Biggest Fear, Seek Other Options ▷ Nigeria news – Legit.ng

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Facebook experienced one of the worst outages in history on Monday, October 4, as users around the world were unable to access its platforms, including owned apps Instagram and WhatsApp.
These social media platforms have emerged as a popular alternative to text messages, especially where telecommunications services can be very expensive.
Since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, they have become more than just a messaging platform, as they are an in-app directories for business transactions and information updates around the world.
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As the most preferred messaging platforms, the global outage fear became the order of the day for many, as lives and even businesses were brought to a standstill. But this was the first in the history of its existence, as Facebook attributed the issue to faulty configuration on its routers.
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Interestingly, the app’s centrality is enormous as business owners thrive daily to connect with clients, following the service disruption, the tech company stated users data was not compromised in any way.
This week, Legit.ng had a chat with business owners and they shared their experiences so far, a few weeks after the outage.
For Mary, a mother of two, the outage did not affect her business as when it occurred, she had an alternative means of reaching out to her clients.
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The fashion designer said:
Meanwhile, for a caterer and activist, Mrs. Anthonia Ojenagbon, the situation made her panic because she had some of her loyal customers who gives her referrals on her Facebook page.
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She said:
For a student at a federal university in Nigeria who pleaded anonymity, the outage affected her business to a large extent because it’s an avenue she has used so far to build her brand.
The student expressed deep worry but feared more of losing her major clients who assess her items before making orders.
She affirmed thus:
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Although some business owners who were selling through the platforms and delivering orders were left in the dark for hours as they also get important information from the platforms until they received calls from loved ones that there was a global outage then they started seeking for alternative means of reaching their customers, families and loved ones, this was the case for Dolapo, a Lagos- based businesswoman who sells fashion items of luxury brands online.
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She explained to Legit.ng how she coped and handled the situation. She said:
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For Mrs Onwuanyi, a businesswoman who sells jewellery, perfume and body spray, the outage affected her to an extent but she made use of other alternatives earlier.
According to her, most of her customers were around her location, only a few are online. So there was no cause to panic over the incident.
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She stated thus:
Proffering a solution, she said:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook Inc, on Thursday, October 14, announced a new feature rolled out to secure WhatsApp chats; end-to-end encrypted backups.
Though WhatsApp chats are already encrypted, that is, it's only the sender and the receiver who have access to the chats, the new feature ensures the chats remain encrypted even when backed up on cloud servers, the internet messaging app company said.
The new feature improves WhatsApp's security and ensures users privacy, conversations, video calls, and voice calls dey secured.
Source: Legit Nigeria
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