Twitter silent on details surrounding today’s outage

Jan 31, 2013
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If you're one of the world's millions of Twitter users, then there's at least some chance that you were experiencing outages earlier today. Twitter first started reporting that some users may be having issues accessing the site this morning, but it seems that those issues have since been resolved. This problem doesn't seem like it was a massive outage, but then again, the details Twitter gives about the issues are pretty general, so it's difficult to know what was going on behind the scenes.

The only update to the Twitter Status page says that the issue causing the outages, which were happening for a three-hour block this morning, has been resolved. "We apologize to users who were affected by this, and we’re working to ensure that similar issues do not occur," the update reads. Other than that, we don't have any details on the cause behind the problems.

Looking at previous posts on the Status page, however, it becomes clear that being specific isn't really Twitter's way. The other two days Twitter experienced outages this month, updates said something similar to what we're hearing today. It looks like the reason behind Twitter's outage will remain a mystery, though it is good to hear that Twitter is trying to prevent this from happening moving forward.

While Twitter didn't go down for everyone today, it did seem to go out on a significant number of people. We'll be keeping an ear to the ground and listening for more details from Twitter, but at this point it seems that the company is ready to move on from today's problems. Is Twitter still down for you, or is everything running normally on your end?

[via ComputerWorld]


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