How does the song go? Oh yeah, “You don’t know what you’ve got til’ it’s gone.” It seems like Twitter is experiencing some downtime right now and if you’re a geek like us, you’re probably seeing Google+ and Facebook statuses reflecting that fact.
F**k it, we'll do it live!
According to Twitter’s site status site, it’s not just us:
Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.
The really bad part is that we’re not even getting a fail whale, just a big old “This webpage is not available” error.
We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment and will let you know if the company has anything further to share.
UPDATE: A Twitter spokesperson told us to keep an eye on the status site for more info.
UPDATE 2: It looks like Twitter is slowly coming back on the web, but this was a pretty long downtime event, a bit over an hour:
Wow. Longest Twitter service disruption I can remember.
— Aaron Gotwalt (@gotwalt) June 21, 2012
UPDATE 3: It looks like Twitter is down again as of 10:49am PT. The status page went from saying the issue was resolved to “Update: The issue is on-going and engineers are working to resolve it.”
UPDATE 4: Twitter is up as of 11:06am PT.
UPDATE 5:Here’s a bit more detail from Twitter:
Today’s outage is due to a cascaded bug in one of our infrastructure components. We’ll provide updated information soon.
— Twitter Comms (@twittercomms) June 21, 2012