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July 26, 2012

Twitter Goes Down For Everyone, Fail Whale Emerges From The Rubble

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The fail whale emerged on Twitter for all users on Thursday after the website experienced technical difficulties that shut down the world’s second largest social media network.

First experienced at 11:15 a.m. ET the site was down for nearly one hour at which time no postings were captured.

Upon relaunching the website was still experiencing only limited functionality for some users while others still could not access or log into their accounts.  read more

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December 31, 2011

Twitter Faces 90-Minute Outage, Tells Everyone To Chill Out

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Twitter users were hit with a 90 minute outage on Saturday morning (New Year’s Eve 2011) that appeared to affect most, if not all of the company’s user base.

Shortly after recovering and allowing access the site them briefly went down a second time with a graphic claiming the site was “over capacity” something that might have occurred when millions of Tweeters began accessing their accounts and sending out Tweets that the site was back up.

After a while of ups and down the site once again began normal operation.

Most accounts place the outage from 10 a.m. ET to approximately 11:20 a.m. ET. read more

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