It’s not your imagination. Twitter’s down. And been down for several hours. And likely staying down through Tuesday, June 15 until 3AM Pacific Time. Twitter PR has sent us this message about the outage:
I want to let you know that we’re currently experiencing site availability issues resulting from a failed enhancement of the site. Our infrastructure and operations engineers are currently working to resolve this. The site could be down until approximately 3am PT. We’ll continue to update the status blog.
In the meantime:
- Yes, that was an earthquake you felt in Southern California and were unable to tweet about or confirm happening by reading tweets from others
- Consider turning off your computer
- Watch something on TV
- Have a conversation
- Have you tried Google Buzz? Robert Scoble and the 3 other users of the service are enjoying a sudden influx of Twitter refugees and treating them with kindness and courtesy.
Postscript by Barry: What’s Happening with Twitter? explains what happened and what Twitter is doing to prevent this in the long-term future.