Following the announcement from President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday night, South Africans have reacted to the renewed and immediate ban on alcohol with #AlcoholHasFallen….
The hashtag was found trending across South Africa on Friday, as Twitter users posted screenshots of their smartphone lockscreen.
We have seen the hashtag before on Twitter, but the latest edition of the trend seemingly kicked off in Kenya.
Usually, the smartphone lockscreen isn’t the most interesting facet of a phone, but the hashtag has revealed a few traits about people and their smartphones.
For one, we really do love looking at other humans, and ourselves, online. See what we mean?
— dEAR_sNEEZY⚽️ (@Psalm_35) September 6, 2018
— AssieB 🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@mmatapa_asnath) September 7, 2018
— Philip McFarland (@PMcFarland85) September 7, 2018
— ⓒaptainⓡubanⓘ (@Realcoogi) September 7, 2018
— 👑QUEEN B👑 (@SanelisiweBuda1) September 7, 2018
It also revealed that some aren’t too sure what a lockscreen actually is, posting snaps of their home page instead.
— #GlobalCitizenFastivalSA (@sabelo_santiago) September 6, 2018
— #Gqom Beast🐺 (@DJTKSA5) September 7, 2018
Some notifications gave us a bit of anxiety. Look away if you’re allergic to low storage, software update or battery depletion warnings.
— G l o o m y🥀🍂Owena👑 (@MissOwena_XI) September 7, 2018
— ping pong #2⃣5⃣4⃣🇰🇪 (@pauliddiali) September 6, 2018
And perhaps leave the room if you work in the digital security industry, because these users don’t have PIN, fingerprint or password unlocks.
— Mlaba2.7 (@Mlamuli27) September 6, 2018
— Mutebi💪Alex🔥Kato🚀 (@mutebilx_qato) September 6, 2018
Some took the opportunity to showcase more aesthetically pleasing lockscreens.
— 🌟Dee✨ (@DelphyWaterson) September 6, 2018
— aNewDayNewStart!!🇿🇦 (@_Prince_SB5501) September 6, 2018
— Ximenez_ (@_Lesh___) September 6, 2018
While others used fifth-world problems as humble brags.
— Letsoalo Douglas 😄 (@mdletsoalo89) September 7, 2018
The internet’s latest challenge continues over on Twitter.
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