Congratulations, survivors! We made it!

No, I'm not just talking about surviving another Monday, but congratulations on that point, too.

I'm referring to the massive Instagram and Facebook blackout that frustrated the entire world. In case you were living under a rock over the last 24 hours or if you're one of those non-social-media-having-unicorns that's totally unaware of why every person you came across on Monday seemed to really annoyed, don't worry, it wasn't you. Facebook, Instagram, and a few other platforms were rendered utterly useless for hours upon hours on Monday. The issues were so bad that both the apps and the websites were down for the better part of six hours. Some places experienced the platforms down for even longer.

Now that the systems are finally back online, everyone can get back to stalking each other's lives, posting inspirational quotes, and selling whatever their specific MLM company pushes on users every single day. While the two platforms were down, though, there was one social media site that made absolutely sure to capitalize on the moment. And capitalize, Twitter certainly did. Hilariously, in fact.

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What's even more funny is the fact that both Instagram and one of the other platforms affected by Monday's outage, Whatsapp, wound up tweeting back.

On top of that, major brands like Nike, Adidas, McDonald's, KFC, Dell, Zoom, and even Google Play all hopped in on the conversation. Kudos to Twitter for their insane savagery in the way they handled the situation. If you didn't before, after falling down that Tweet rabbit hole, you'll have a newfound appreciation for Twitter like you've never had before.

Almost every single chain business participated in the Twitter conversation during the Facebook and Instagram outages. Here are the 50 most popular chain restaurants in America:

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

Some advice for all social media influencers who couldn't work during the Facebook & IG outages. Here's 25 ways you could start saving money today:

These money-saving tips—from finding discounts to simple changes to your daily habits—can come in handy whether you have a specific savings goal, want to stash away cash for retirement, or just want to pinch pennies. It’s never too late to be more financially savvy. Read on to learn more about how you can start saving now. [From: 25 ways you could be saving money today]

Were you so bored during the social media outages that you decided to take a drive? Gas is expensive these days. See how much it was the year you started driving:

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

Where was Amazon during the social blackout? Let's take a look inside:

Stacker compiled a list of key moments in Amazon's history and its current business from a variety of sources. Here's a look at the events that turned an online bookstore into a global conglomerate and a self-made entrepreneur into the world's second-richest man.

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