Friday, July 27, 2012

Twitter Apologizes for Massive Outage !

Following a lengthy outage on Thursday, Twitter said it is “deeply” sorry for the inconvenience it has caused users.

“We are sorry,” Twitter said via a blog post. “Many of you came to Twitter earlier today expecting, well, Twitter. Instead, between around 8:20 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. PT, users around the world got zilch from us. By about 10:25 a.m. PT, people who came to Twitter finally got what they expected: Twitter. ”

The social network added that the outage came from within its data centers.

“Data centers are designed to be redundant: when one system fails (as everything does at one time or another), a parallel system takes over,” Twitter said. “What was noteworthy about today’s outage was the coincidental failure of two parallel systems at nearly the same time.”

The outage was first noticed at around 11:15 a.m. ET and experienced issues for well over an hour. The platform slowly come back across the U.S.

“We’re aware of the issue and are looking into it,” a Twitter spokesperson told Mashable. “We will let you know when we have an update, and keep an eye on status.twitter.com for updates as well.”

The company also posted a note on its blog informing members of the issue: “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter,” it said on the site. “Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.”

Today’s outage didn’t just take down Twitter.com but also some of its mobile clients. The issue also disabled the t.co URL shortener.

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Twitter Goes Down, Comes Back Slowly for Some

http://mashable.com/2012/07/26/twitter-down-5/

Twitter said on Thursday that it is experiencing technical issues and is working to get the site back up soon.

The outage was first noticed at around 11:15 a.m. ET and experienced issues for well over an hour. The platform slowly came back across the U.S with limited functionality.

“We’re aware of the issue and are looking into it,” a Twitter spokesperson told Mashable. “We will let you know when we have an update, and keep an eye on status.twitter.com for updates as well.”

The company also posted a note on its blog informing members of the issue: “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter,” it said on the site. “Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.”

It is not only experiencing an interruption with Twitter.com but also with some mobile clients. The outage appears to have taken out the t.co url shortener.

In the meantime, the site is telling its users: “Thanks for your patience!”

The news comes just weeks after Twitter experienced its biggest outage in eight months. It was also down for about an hour.

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