An Incredibly Helpful Guide To When Twitter’s Coming Back

Twitter’s down! Why? And when will it work again? This Twitter error message reveals all. posted on

Oh, okay.

UPDATE: I found a more up-to-date error message!

UPDATE 2: The official reason Twitter died and everybody turned into an egg:

Data centers are designed to be redundant: when one system fails (as everything does at one time or another), a parallel system takes over. What was noteworthy about today’s outage was the coincidental failure of two parallel systems at nearly the same time.

I wish I could say that today’s outage could be explained by the Olympics or even a cascading bug. Instead, it was due to this infrastructural double-whammy. We are investing aggressively in our systems to avoid this situation in the future.

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