Tuesday’s outage should serve as a wake-up call to those who have their lives tied to digital platforms, National media spokesperson Melissa Lee writes on The Spinoff. For the longest single period on record, Facebook’s platforms went down, including the Facebook App, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp – all are now integral parts of the shared international documentation of human history. Facebook’s temporary blackout is a newsflash to remember to look wider, for those who no longer seek out information across a range of media sources. (If you are concerned about your family’s online use, check out DIA and Netsafe’s tools to keep them safer on the internet.)