Twitter acknowledges technical problems, is not shutting down for a week; Update: #IfTwitterShutDownForAWeek trends

https://twitter.com/GailNCalifornia/status/293510235438592000

https://twitter.com/haayitsbrenda/status/293512617811652609

https://twitter.com/KittasaurusRex/status/293511601745715201

https://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost/status/293483368581062656

No, it’s probably not your Twitter client, or your Internet connection, and Twitter isn’t saying if a slowdown for many users is due to Inauguration Day traffic. Twitter support sent out a message this evening acknowledging only that many users are having problems with the service.

https://twitter.com/Support/status/293497704946999296

https://twitter.com/TimGattITV/status/293499010952593408

In the meantime, rumors that Twitter was shutting down for a week for maintenance were inciting panic as well as self-reflection.

https://twitter.com/CaliTracking1D/status/293517399209168897

https://twitter.com/sassyharryballs/status/293509522402734080

https://twitter.com/theycallmejerry/status/293516448603713536

https://twitter.com/1DGPSOfficial/status/293515068979703808

https://twitter.com/austinkeller/status/293512239233781761

https://twitter.com/LiamsCutie/status/293516805530607617

https://twitter.com/radicruel/status/293516500868923393

Do you hear that, Twitter support? Please hurry.

Update: Not surprisingly, rumors of a Twitter shutdown quickly sent an #IfTwitterShutDownForAWeek hashtag to the top of the trending topics.

https://twitter.com/thats0jack/status/293533341284708353

https://twitter.com/bandPr0blems/status/293530288187916288

https://twitter.com/SomeGuyAnon/status/293519153896239105

https://twitter.com/choconouis/status/293515343761133569

https://twitter.com/briii_niicole/status/293539826513367040

https://twitter.com/lilwaynker/status/293539719806070785

https://twitter.com/iCenationFan/status/293539424216702976

https://twitter.com/jessxo99/status/293538135499997184

https://twitter.com/HushedxAngel/status/293538876495130624

* * *

Update: Turning to Twitter’s Help Center isn’t going to help; that’s down also.

http://twitter.com/Support/statuses/293534106703233024

* * *

Update: At 1:04 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Twitter’s @Support account announced that the problems had been resolved.

https://twitter.com/Support/status/293599938212929536

blog comments powered by Disqus