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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Twitter's Global Crash

Those of you trying to access Twitter at the moment will be having problems, as Twitter is down globally.

The Guardian reports that Twitter has suffered a total outage.

Access to the service began failing over the web, mobile and its API (application programming interface, the system that applications use to speak to the Twitter service) at 8:20am GMT, with error messages warning the network is both “over capacity” and suffering an “internal error”.

The company initially confirmed the outage by, somehow, tweeting, from its @support account. We were unable to see the tweet, because Twitter was down.

Twitter emailed the text of the tweet to the Guardian, which read:
Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution.
What's the betting that this is the work of a spotty teenager?

We can assume that its share price, which has already taken a battering, will fall further because of this.

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