It was a dark day today. A very dark day.

Mellllllllllllltdooooooooooooooooooown!

Hold us!

For more than an hour, Twitter was unreachable, with not even a fail whale to comfort many of the tweet-less. At 12:33 p.m. EDT, a short post appeared on the Twitter status blog:

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

Twitter … dead? We refuse to believe such a thing is possible. Where’s the death certificate?!

So what went wrong? We demand answers!

No official explanation from our Twitter overlords yet, but here’s one plausible suggestion.

Pesky headwinds! For now, it’s back to work as we try to reclaim some semblance of our former lives.

At your service! Here’s how some Twitter addicts spent The Great Twitter Outage of 2012.

But guys, take it easy on the Twitterocalypse‬ tweets, m’kay?

We can’t go through this again. We just can’t.

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Update:

Twitter has gone down again. How much longer must we be jerked around like this? This is a constitutional crisis, dammit!

Our buddy Ben Howe has exclusive footage of one man’s reaction to Twitter’s meltdown:

That man speaks for all of us.

Oh, the humanity!

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Update:

It’s back. Or is it? MAKE UP YOUR MINDS, TWITTER GODS!

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Update:

Annnnd it’s back down.

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Update:

We give up on updates. Darn you and your temper tantrums, Twitter! *Shaking our fists*

Update:

We fibbed. We have one more update. A Twitter spokesman blamed the outages on a “cascading bug.”