Sure, Twitter Is Down. No, It’s Not Simply You

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Twitter outage map shows where Twitter is not available.

John Koetsier

“Can love prevail? Will Jericho risk his heart? Only the King of the Djinn knows the answers. “

No, your favorite Forbes employee hasn’t gone mad, despite the 2020 pressures mounting. Rather, Twitter keeps showing me the same tweet over and over again: part of a “paranormal romance” by a multi-genre author whom I follow.

I’m sorry, but I’m not interested in the answers to the questions in this tweet. What I’m interested in is when Twitter will be available again.

According to Down Detector, Twitter is having problems all over the world, with significant problems on the east coast of the US, but also other challenges across the country, in Europe, in Japan, and in Brazil, with minor challenges in other countries like Canada. India, Australia and Turkey.

The last tweet I can see is from 47 minutes ago: the paranormal romance mentioned above. It’s not exactly my cup of tea, unfortunately.

The last tweet that Twitter showed me during this outage.

The last tweet that Twitter showed me during this outage.

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But it’s not just the timeline that has problems. Twitter notifications and bookmarks are also not available. Hashtags and trending topics are still nominally current, but the latest tweets they display are up to an hour old.

In fact, Twitter is showing some static pages, but accessing new tweets from its database seems to be the problem.

The problem has just hit Twitter’s status page, where Twitter states that the company knows that “people are having trouble tweeting and using Twitter. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. “

The status page of Twitter

The status page of Twitter

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As soon as possible, of course, means that there is currently no ETA.

One possible reason for the failure: Twitter is “overcapacity”. At least that’s what the service reports when you try to tweet. Much has been said about the service that Twitter and Facebook shut down the NY Post’s story in alleged emails from Hunter Biden, and of course the political discourse on the site has been hot and getting hotter for months.

Twitter is down.  Here is a message I received while trying to post this story.

Twitter is down. Here is a message I received while trying to post this story.

John Koetsier

Until Twitter is available again, we may just have to talk to people for a while. It can’t hurt, and it will likely improve US national discourse.

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