Is Twitter down? This is the question I have been asking for the last hour as I attempt to log in, check my mentions and look for information concerning the latest two tragedies - the West Texas explosion and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Though social media and popular websites are known for having a little hiccup here and there, when twitter is down, I nearly go bizerk as it is just about my primary source for knowing what is happening right now in the world around me. As we know, yesterday some users experienced Gmail going down for a few hours in the morning and I am curious if Twitter is down across the board or if it is local to my area.
It's funny though when Facebook, Tumblr, Gmail or other social media go down Twitter is usual the place people turn to. It's the easiest way to discover if others are in the same boat. However with twitter down I feel so disconnected I can hardly stand it.
Just now I tried to check if twitter was down on my phone and thankfully I can still get news there, so if there is a problem it must be solely with computer-based Twitter not the mobile application.
Here however is the message I get when trying to log into twitter through the computer:
Something is technically wrong.
Thanks for noticing-we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.
Yep, so it definitely looks like twitter is down. If you are experiencing any problems with your twitter login, please leave a comment below. The more we can learn about when twitter went down or how many people are experiencing the outage the better informed we can be. Also if your twitter is down as well, please consider reporting it at http://downrightnow.com/twitter . There, the site is showing users reporting the Twitter service is down. It appears the service has had some spotty outages during the last 24 hours, which is probably due to the amount of tweet flooding in related to the West Texas fertilizer plant exploding and the Boston Marathon bombing. As we learn more about Twitter and how it went down or how many people are experiencing a twitter outage, we'll be sure to update you.
About Twitter: (From Wikipedia)
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and by July, the social networking site was launched. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. Since its launch, Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." Unregistered users can read tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices.