Yes, it’s true, Twitter is broken. The 140 characters platform that has become as ubiquitous as “Coke” and “Mac” has been down for more than 30 minutes, forcing people to actually look at Facebook and email. Same as we reported on June 21. Apparently, the outages are now monthly.
Twitter has been down since about 11:12 AM ET.
Google’s GChat is also down, forcing many to wonder if this is mere bad luck and coincidence or some sinister plot to remind workers stuck inside that it’s July and warm outside.
The Atlantic notes:
Many users now have their Gchat back after Thursday morning’s service failure, but are now facing a new blackout around lunchtime: Twitter won’t load! Twitter’s status website says: “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.” Even the workaround of logging in through the mobile site isn’t working. Let’s hope these things don’t come in threes (Pinterest? Tumblr?) or people will have to actually do work today.
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