Twitter Is Back And US State Department Delayed Twitter Maintenance

Filed as Features on June 17, 2009 4:59 am

Twitter is back after the delayed planned maintenance, and they are now back online as most of you have probably noticed already. No problems have been reported, so we can assume that all went well. Meanwhile, the rescheduling of the planned maintenance of the service might in part have been influenced by the US State Department, according to a Reuters report. Biz Stone comments this in a blog post:

However, it’s important to note that the State Department does not have access to our decision making process. Nevertheless, we can both agree that the open exchange of information is a positive force in the word.

For more on Iran, see the #iranelection hashtag. Unconfirmed reports are coming in (via Twitter of course) that Iran is filtering out said hashtag, so you might want to try some other ones as well.

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  1. By Technology Slice posted on June 17, 2009 at 7:55 am
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    That’s a sticky situation right there. By agreeing to the requests of the government they have lost trust with users.


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