26 Jun 2012

Twitter down for one hour

Posted by iwgcr

Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service created in March 2006. The service has over 500 million active users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. Twitter website has become one of the top 10 most visited on the Internet.

From the Twitter Status blog on Thursday the 21st June, we learned that “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue, and the website was reported as down. One hour later, Twitter’s PR account tweeted that the issue was caused by “a cascaded bug in one of our infrastructure components.”

Date

Service

Duration

Critical Data Lost

2012-06-21 Twitter 1 hour No

 

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