Ufuoma McDermott advises against social media addiction

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Nollywood actress Ufuoma McDermott has advised Nigerians to think about life outside social media, following the Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp downtime on Monday

The actress in an Instagram post on Tuesday urged Nigerians to think about their priorities.

“Think about the events of yesterday. Where do your priorities lie? How did you feed your addiction in the absence of supply? You have friends on social media but do you have in real life?

“You have a business on social media; what happens if it’s scrapped today? That was a good tryout exercise. I just hope we can think from here on,” she wrote.

WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram were inaccessible for a record seven hours by users worldwide.

The incident knocked Mr Zuckerberg down a notch on the list of the world’s richest people after a whistleblower came forward accusing the firm of prioritising profit over safety.

The stock slide sent Zuckerberg’s worth down to $120.9 billion, dropping him below Bill Gates to No. 5 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He has lost about $19 billion of wealth since September 13 when he was worth nearly $140 billion, according to the index.