Twitter is down for hundreds of customers this morning. When customers log in, they see a message that claims “Welcome to Twitter!” however are unable to see new posts.
In response to Downdetector, an outage monitoring service, customers started to report issues with Twitter at about 5 a.m. ET. After I first logged on, I assumed Twitter had someway erased all the individuals I used to be following, however rapidly realized that was not so after I went to my profile. A few of my Twitter lists labored and confirmed me new tweets, however others merely confirmed the identical “Welcome to Twitter!” message in the primary “For You” feed.
Twitter’s trending sidebar appeared to nonetheless be intact and confirmed that “Welcome to Twitter” and #TwitterDown was trending within the U.S. Clicking on the development allows you to see a few new tweets about Twitter being down, however out of the blue stops after about exhibiting 20.
Some customers blamed Twitter CEO Elon Musk vicious layoffs for the outage, whereas others merely needed to know what was occurring. One Twitter person summed up the scenario completely:
“what do you imply ‘welcome to twitter’ I’ve on this hellsite since 2010,” @assasyngal wrote. Which, actually, identical.
Though the primary feed was tousled, you possibly can nonetheless type of use Twitter by navigating manually by way of the search bar or checking your notifications to see if anybody had responded to you. Regardless of the inconvenience, this incident highlights simply how a lot individuals depend upon the primary Twitter feed to make use of the app.
One doable idea for the outage might be Musk’s insistence that individuals use Twitter lists extra. The billionaire has repeatedly reminded those that utilizing lists improves their expertise. He did so yesterday once more.
“Periodic reminder to strive utilizing Twitter Lists. Will significantly enhance your expertise,” Musk tweeted.
Anybody else assume that Musk requested the engineers left at Twitter to do one thing to encourage individuals to make use of lists and ended up with this? I’d positive guess a espresso on that.
Twitter not has a communications division to e-mail for remark.
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