First the good news: Twitter is back up.
Now the bad news: Twitter was down — again. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that Twitter was offline? And now again today, most of its 140 million users couldn’t access the site.
An update on Twitter’s status blog informed users that they “may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.” Ironically, the post was Tweeted 1,680 times!
The timing couldn’t have been worse since the site was expecting a huge spike in visitors just a day before the official kickoff of the 2012 Olympic Games.
According to the Associated Press, “sluggishness or outages were reported from countries in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa,” although some users were able to tweet via third party applications.
Coincidentally, Google Talk was also experiencing problems today, according to Mashable.
With Twitter back up, some users are having fun tweeting about the Twitter outage:
@AlbertBrooks tweeted “Damnit. My most brilliant tweet was posted during the outage.”
Jason Carlin (@the2scoops) tweeted “Took time during the Twitter outage to explore some self-improvment. I’ve written two novels, learned Esperanto, and knitted a sweater.”
I admit that I kept refreshing Twitter during the outage and waiting for it to reappear. But I eventually decided to log out and take a bike ride. So thank you, Twitter, for that unexpected break in my day!
Now I’m going to go tweet about the twitter crash. What a weird world we live in!
Where were YOU during the Twitter Outage of July 2012?!
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