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Status update: Are we too reliant on social networks?

The epic tech outage showed how dependent people are on a handful of companies in their everyday lives.

A series of back-to-back online outages earlier last month disrupted life as most people have now come to know it.

On March 13, people around the world could not get work done for about four hours, as e-mails on Gmail and files on the Google cloud could not be accessed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2019, with the headline 'Status update: Are we too reliant on social networks?'. Print Edition | Subscribe