back to article Oh no, Twitter's gone down. How can we get the word out? Ah yeah, that's right. We have a website that works is down worldwide along with its mobile and tablet apps. Yes, we know this must be a difficult time for you all. The antisocial network, which is frequented by about 326 million users a month, fell offline about 45 minutes ago at time of publication. By worldwide, we mean at least in North and South America, …

  1. 404


    oh well... funny how the antisocial networks all being taken down here and there lately... Somebody flexing?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And when it comes back...

    ...people will be venting on Twitter about the fact that Twitter was down. So effectively it'll be unusable for a while, even when it's back.

    1. 404

      Re: And when it comes back...

      It's back - nothing trending yet lmao...

      1. katrinab Silver badge

        Re: And when it comes back...

        Still down for me as of a few seconds ago.

        1. 404

          Re: And when it comes back...

          meh, can post but notifications are stuck - dosn't matter - I'm hungry - time to fix dinner ;)

  3. MatthewSt Silver badge

    Friday Deploy

    That's what happens when you listen to everyone telling you not to push to production on a Friday, you end up rushing one out on a Thursday!

  4. regregular

    I wonder if there are "post-outage" baby booms among millenials.

    1. Andy Non Silver badge

      Oh no! No Twatter!

      An particular orange haired baby is probably screaming and having a tantrum.

      1. Solarflare

        Re: Oh no! No Twatter!

        'An particular'??

      2. TheMeerkat Bronze badge

        Re: Oh no! No Twatter!

        Another sufferer of the Trump Derangement Syndrome.

        Do you really think of Trump all day long and can’t talk about anything else? It is so boring for everyone who is normal and don’t care.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Oh no! No Twatter!

          Another sufferer of the Trump Derangement Syndrome....









  5. FozzyBear
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    Millions of voices suddenly silenced

    Thank You!

  6. NoizeBoy

    Twitter down...

    ... Nothing of value was lost.

  7. Jacob's Elevator

    " ... tweeter-in-chief President Trump's so-called social media summit today that doesn't actually involve any social media networks, just an unsettling mix of right-wingers, extremists and .."

    (and a number of hugs handed out by POTUS Trump to his token people of colour, perhaps?).

    Well considering the outage occurred according to talk-radio reports, at the very moment the summit went live, you won't have had the option of switching-off then, would you!

    Yet you're still ranting??!! You're still ranting. Do you want an off-switch, or do you want censorship?

    I did catch it, live, as there was no outage here in Scotland. Mr Trump did announce that (paraphrasing):

    "I have instructed my administration to hold a summit, inviting members of all the digital tech companies and members of the media to attend at The Whitehouse, later this month ..."

    "And of both sides, democrats too, since they know now too, how quickly ..." (the censorship. 'hate-speech', and pro candidates posting) "...can turn against them too, very quickly"

    You're not FAKE NEWS, are you? Yes you are, go on admit it.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It threw a wobbly mid morning UK time, but as someone else said; it was still not working for me well after the claimed fix time.

    I could get to my log in prompt, then it "promptly" fell over again.

  9. LenG


    ... it is back (or at least that is what their status page says) - I don't have a twitter account to check.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing

    Not "sorry for the inconvenience" or "we screwed up". "Thanks for noticing". Is that meant to be sarcasm ("Yes, we know, don't bother us. You're the product, not the customer, so we don't care") or some kind of self-deprecating humour ("We know we're a waste of electrons. We're so grateful you choose to spend some of your valuable time with us")?

    P.S. I knew Twitter was down because the wife was whinging about it. I wasn't sympathetic.

    Yes, I'm quite comfortable sleeping on the couch, thank you.

    1. Martin Summers Silver badge

      Re: Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing

      Why should they apologise? You're not paying to access it.

  11. Mike 137 Silver badge

    An 18 minute return to reality?

    Or an 18 minute collapse of worldwide diplomacy? Amazingly though, nothing happened as a result...

  12. Will Godfrey Silver badge


    This was only a problem to the twits.

    1. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

      Re: Presumably...

      And redditors.

  13. Trigonoceps occipitalis Silver badge

    I felt a great disturbance in the Force...

    As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happned.

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