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Peru Lights Up Social Media During Blackout
Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 4 March 2013 @ 17:20 pm | No Comments
In Citizen Media, Latin America, Peru, Spanish, Weblog
Minutes after noon on Sunday, March 3, 2013, many districts in the Peruvian capital, Lima, were affected by a sudden interruption of electricity  [es].
According to the reports by one of the firms that distributes electric power in the city, there was a failure on an electric substation located in the Limean district of San Juan de Miraflores, operated by the Peru Energy Network, and that source wasn't supplying energy. Later that same day, electric power started to be gradually restored in Lima.
Twitter users turned to the microblogging network to voice their opinions during the blackout with the hashtag #apagón  [blackout].
Luis Jaime Cisneros (@ljcisneros ) [es] announced just minutes after the electrical service was interrupted:
@ljcisneros  [es]: the website of #Luzdelsur  [firm that distributes electrical service] is down in Lima where a blackout has more than four million people without electrical energy since 12h20.
Pedro Alva (@Pedro1am ) [es] asks ironically:
Remembering times when constant blackouts affected main Peruvian cities and indirectly referring to the upcoming the recall referendum on Limean mayoress Susana Villarán , Eduardo Primatus (@DuchoDepe ) [es] tweeted:
Pointing to a current online phenomenon, Alejandro Muchotrigo (@oLets ) [es] speculates:
Meanwhile, José Felipe Llamosas (@Josfel767 ) [es] mentions a reality many people ignore, or prefer to ignore:
@Josfel767  [es]: They are complaining about the #Apagón  in [Limean districts of] Miraflores and San Isidro and they don't realize that in #Peru  there are towns where the word is unknown and there they ARE NOT COMPLAINING.
Franco (@SoyMuyFranco ) [es] forecasts:
He also wonders:
@SoyMuyFranco : ¿Cómo estarán viviendo el apagón los famosos?
@SoyMuyFranco  [en]: How may the rich and famous be facing the blackout?
On the eve of the first day of school, a school supplies firm (@MundoArtesco ) [es] suggests:
Pedro Querebalú (@SoloPedrito ) [es] is proud of the precautions he already took:
Lastly, ViveCASABLANCA (@ViveCASABLANCA ) [es] makes a suggestion, valid for everyone:
@ViveCASABLANCA : #CONSEJO  [Advice] Remember to keep at home rechargeable or battery powered flashlights, and if possible a radio. Water jerrycans. in case of #SISMO  [earthquake] or #APAGON .
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URLs in this post:
 interruption of electricity: http://elcomercio.pe/actualidad/1544964/noticia-apagon-afecta-distintos-distritos-lima?ft=grid
 #apagón: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23APAG%C3%93N&src=hash
 @ljcisneros: https://twitter.com/ljcisneros
 @ljcisneros: https://twitter.com/ljcisneros/status/308269670102876160
 #Luzdelsur: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Luzdelsur&src=hash
 @Pedro1am: https://twitter.com/Pedro1am
 @Pedro1am: https://twitter.com/Pedro1am/status/308273843699605505
 recall referendum on Limean mayoress Susana Villarán: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/02/05/peru-limas-electors-caught-between-yes-and-no/
 @DuchoDepe: https://twitter.com/DuchoDepe
 @DuchoDepe: https://twitter.com/DuchoDepe/status/308271035470458882
 #Apagón: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Apag%C3%B3n&src=hash
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoromerov/6546178221/
 @oLets: https://twitter.com/oLets
 @oLets: https://twitter.com/oLets/status/308269978199678976
 Harlem Shake: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Shake_(meme)
 #apagon: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23apagon&src=hash
 #luzdelsur: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23luzdelsur&src=hash
 Harlem Shake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Shake_(meme)
 @Josfel767: https://twitter.com/Josfel767
 @Josfel767: https://twitter.com/Josfel767/status/308268878700621824
 #Perú: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Per%C3%BA&src=hash
 @SoyMuyFranco: https://twitter.com/SoyMuyFranco
 @SoyMuy Franco: https://twitter.com/SoyMuyFranco/status/308268369981890560
 #Apagon: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Apagon&src=hash
 @SoyMuyFranco: https://twitter.com/SoyMuyFranco/status/308269804287057921
 @MundoArtesco: https://twitter.com/MundoArtesco
 @MundoArtesco: https://twitter.com/MundoArtesco/status/308278227875532800
 #apagón: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23apag%C3%B3n&src=hash
 @SoloPedrito: https://twitter.com/SoloPedrito
 @SoloPedrito: https://twitter.com/SoloPedrito/status/308274553119965187
 #lalala: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23lalala&src=hash
 @ViveCASABLANCA: https://twitter.com/ViveCASABLANCA
 @ViveCASABLANCA: https://twitter.com/ViveCASABLANCA/status/308351368920436736
 #CONSEJO: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CONSEJO&src=hash
 #SISMO: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SISMO&src=hash
 #APAGON: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23APAGON&src=hash
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