Panic! The dreaded fail whale returns to Twitter; Update: Crisis over!

Well, here’s something we haven’t missed.


Twitter’s fail whale put in an appearance for many users this morning, and as of 10:30 a.m. ET, there’s no update on Twitter’s status blog about when that smug little sucker will be harpooned. But it’s not just you.

Just in case you can’t view that tweet:


The official word from Twitter’s status blog:

Some users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.

Some Twitter users are able to tweet intermittently. And yes, many are tweeting about the outage.




Not yet, Univision. But Twitchy will update this post when we have an update from our Twitter overlords.

Update from Twitter:

More from the status blog:

We experienced intermittent issues affecting web and mobile users, globally, between approximately 7:00am and 9:50am PST.

This incident has now been resolved. We apologize to users who were affected by this, and we’re working to ensure that similar issues do not occur.