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News Bytesite status blog. It’s disconcerting as the site grows into popular mainstream use; Twitter needs to distance itself from the early “fail whale” days if it wants to prove reliable to both consumers and advertisers alike.
News Byteacknowledged the issue, but gave no ETA for a fix.
News ByteTwitter experienced a site-wide outage at approximately 8:30 am PT Thursday, the first since the site had its major period of downtime last month. Twitter acknowledged the problems on its site status page: “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue,” the page states. Some users were able to access the service, however, using the mobile Web version of the site. Update: As of approximately 10:30 a.m. PDT, Twitter seems to be up and running.
News Bytead announcements at the Cannes Lions Festival in France this week, Twitter experienced a period of prolonged downtime on its Web site and mobile app on Thursday, with an outage lasting more than an hour before the service was restored. “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter,” Twitter spokeswoman Carolyn Penner told AllThingsD. “Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.” It’s the longest site-wide outage since Twitter’s frequent “fail whale” early days.