Twitter is Down—And There's No Whale in Sight! [Updated]

by Knowlton Thomas | Culture

Twitter has been down for more than half an hour for most people. 

It's now back for some, apparently, but only on a very spotty and slow basis. 

What's weird is that normally when Twitter is down, there's the "fail whale" present to tell you so. But with this outage, it's just pure oblivion.

For a while, even Twitter's Status page was down—the last page to collapse in a server outage. The social network wrote a brief message: "Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue."

UPDATE: Twitter appears to be back up and running smoothly for most users now (10:12am PST).

UPDATE II: Twitter is down again for many users and has written a second message: "The issue is ongoing and engineers are working to resolve it." (10:50am PST).

San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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