It’s up now (updated). The ‘Fail Whale’ is sighted after Twitter goes down


Update: Twitter said it had rectified the glitch that had affected the service on Tuesday. In a status update at 1800 GMT (1 p.m. EST), Twitter said an “intermittent issue affecting some users” was related to “an internal code change.”

“We reverted the change, which fixed the issue,” Twitter said in a statement. Users almost everwhere including Scandinavia & India had reported a breakdown in service. According to monitoring service, downrightnow.com, Twitter has been up & running without a problem since the last 6 hours.

Earlier report:

Twitter down

After a hiatus, the ‘Fail Whale’ was sighted today. Yup, micro-blog Twitter went down early Tuesday for many users around the world.

Clearly the problem is serious since access to Twitter began failing over the Web, mobile & even its API from 8:20am GMT. In the next couple of hours, much of service had resumed.
Twitter’s own status board confirmed the outage. It’s developer-facing monitoring confirmed that 4 of the 5 public APIs were down, suffering a “service disruption”.  The site’s status though keeps moving from 1 end to the other, & even now, some of its services were still reported to be out.
…coming to the ‘Fail Whale’, in the early days of Twitter, when it would go down, mostly because of over-capacity problems, the error message that users would get got dubbed as ‘Fail Whale’.
twitter is down

http://news.google.com Jan 19, 2016 

Social network Twitter is offline for many users, with web visitors being greeted by an error page. Some mobile users are also unable to read or post tweets to the network, whic …

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Glitch disrupts Twitter service (Update) – Phys.Org

http://news.google.com Jan 19, 2016 

Twitter’s mobile app was partially functioning for some users but its timeline updated new tweets sporadically. Its search function appeared disabled as some hashtags or keyword searches returned no …

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Twitter is down — at least in some places. Sky falling – Computerworld

http://news.google.com Jan 19, 2016 

Twitter is down: I feel for you. If you’re in an affected part of the world, please stop mashing the reload button—maybe go outside for a few minutes? Alternatively, the …

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Glitch Knocks Out Twitter Service – NBC Bay Area

http://news.google.com Jan 19, 2016 

The company says on its Twitter Support account Tuesday that it is aware of the issue and is working toward a solution. The announcement was sent at 08:41 GMT (03:41 on the East Coast). ‘My Time …

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The worst thing about Twitter being down is you can’t go on Twitter and talk … – Radio Times

http://news.google.com Jan 19, 2016 

No, it’s not just you. As of around 8:40am this Tuesday morning, Twitter seems to be down for UK users, with the social media platform seemingly …

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Image Credits: Twitter/downrightnow.com

 

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