Twitter has gone down for many users, with a search of the site showing that a lot of users are complaining that they’re getting the technical error message. It’s down for all of the TNW staff at the moment.

Update: The long national nightmare is over, Twitter returns.

We’ve verified that the main Twitter streams are seeing errors, though some are still up to a small degree as retweet and favorite streams are still trickling.

This is what is greeting many folks that visit the site right now:

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Downrightnow’s uptime graph shows the downspike:

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