The Guardian on today’s Twitter outage:

The company initially confirmed the outage by, somehow, tweeting, from its @support account. We were unable to see the tweet, because Twitter was down. Twitter emailed the text of the tweet to the Guardian, which read: “Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution.”

I love the “somehow.”


Oliver B's picture
Oliver B on January 19, 2016 - 16:29 Permalink

The tweet didn't go out, so I'd say how they tweeted was "not at all."

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Peter Rukavina on January 19, 2016 - 17:52 Permalink

Oh, but it did. Which raises the question of what “go out” means. If Twitter tweets at itself, is that still tweeting.  If you put a letter in a mailbox, but the mailbox freezes shut for a day, did you still mail the letter?