December 31, 2011
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