Twitter website down 5/19/08

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twitter.com is down. Guess the midnight downtime has been moved up?
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Jack

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Hey all,

We're seeing an unusual amount of activity on our network currently. We're all working to determine the source and how to bring the service back to a speedy state. This is not related to the scheduled downtime tonight.

We'll keep y'all updated. Thanks for your patience,
Jack.
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acomputerpro

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Jackster... are you trying to infer that someone may be hacking at Twitter? I hope not. Someone better check to see where Kevin Rose is right now. Hey, I'm not making any implications here...
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acomputerpro

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exador23, you need to learn how to tell TwitterTime. First, you take a clock. Then you ignore whatever time is on it. Whatever time it's not, that's when Twitter will be down. Hope this reply is the one that solves the problem. Time for a cheap BrightKite plug. Go there and look for me. It actually works ;) Oh, I see Jack responded. Don't look at me. I have an alibi.
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turn it back oooonnnn
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Jeff Cutler

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Keep Twitter down for two hours and get your 'special' maintenance done now. Why waste our time TWICE or more each day?
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i just posted a message via twirl and that worked, I can't get to the website, some things are moving, just very slow, just what I needed to wake up to see.
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I think that is broken too, its abit strange that twirl did not give me an error message when I tweeted, it normally does when twitter is down
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appears to be back up, but tweets are splayed across the screen overlapping the user/profile/followers area.

I browse with the G4 build of Camino 1.6, so not your typical viewing environment.
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I can't remove someone I'm following. I keep getting and error message saying something went wrong, refresh my browser and try again. I've tried. 10 times. I guess I'm the dumb one to keep trying. ;)
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I can't follow someone, this is frustrating, as I don't want to remember their name and come back to this later...
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I just started twittering today, and was able to "follow" a few people before the site went down. Now whenever I hit the Follow button I get the "Something went wrong" alert.
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Jason Goldman, Official Rep

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We're working on the following problem now.
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Jarin Udom

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It's probably all of the Zappos employees

They are taking Twitter by storm :)
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Jason Goldman, Official Rep

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And the fix for the "following" problem is now being deployed.
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curious what the slow down was. I'm beginning to see suspected bot followers phishing for return followers, like this one...

http://twitter.com/chicka89

following count 29,928 as of this posting and rising fast.