Thar, she blew! The Fail Whale, that is. This afternoon, many members of the Twitterati found themselves temporarily lost in the social media desert:

Noooooooooo!

How could this happen???

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/341656667164905472

Heh.

https://twitter.com/LoganDobson/status/341649200234242048

Not on your life. Twitter always comes back. Right? Right?

Yes. We hope. We just don’t have the strength to handle these outages.

Welcome back, Twitter.