Twitter seems to have been steady for most of its life cycle until today, when about 8:27 AM GMT, the services just stopped.
No reasons were given for this and all users could see was an error message that stated “Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing, we will fix it up and have things back to normal soon.”
The social networking site seems to be teeming with users across the world, particularly because they can follow their favorite stars here.
Not just stars, every famous person in the world has his own Twitter page where users get glimpses on their personal life as well.
When something that is so interesting for users across the globe to follow is not available, it is quite understandable that users will react and will get upset with the suspended services.
The service has to be fixed as soon as possible when users are not happy across the globe, and this was exactly what was done.
Although no explanations were given, the outage was fixed for most of the users across the world, particularly in United Kingdom, France and Germany, where the outages were most pronounced.
The study on the time that the problems were first faced and when they were fixed were both studied by the outage-monitoring service Down Detector.
Problems with the services have now been fixed, but the social networking giant still cannot risk any user outrage.
To be on the safe side, on the status page of Twitter, the company has mentioned that there might still be issues that they would fix as soon as possible. The exact text reads something like this –
“Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution.”
Mobile services and web services both took a big hit during this time. The problems may have stemmed from the minor 10 minute service downtime that was faced in some parts of the world, where both services for Twitter web and mobile appeared to have been totally disabled.
There has been no response from Twitter on this and they are still refraining from talking about the problems that might have led to this.