Time for a fun game to break up the monotony of your day slaving away to make companies more profitable online.
Twitter is currently down, and has been since just around 11:15 a.m. The Twitter Status page tells us:
“Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.”
There’s no Fail Whale. Twitter’s error page is a bit of an “Oops.” It looks like the form field should have autofilled with some logical explanation as to why their service is unavailable, but failed to do so.
Let’s hope it’s not that pesky cascaded bug at work again.
Give us your best reason in the comments: Why is Twitter down and when will they be back?
UPDATE @1:30 PM: Twitter seems to have returned to most users now.
UPDATE 2: The official word for Twitter on today’s two-hour outage:
The cause of today’s outage came from within our data centers. 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.