12 Dec 2011
Everyone can check the status of Twitter on the Twitter Status Page. Obviously, the Web 2.0 messaging service gets frequent criticism for its frequent downtime. In fact Twitter was down more than any of the other social networks for the first four months of the year: 37 hours, 16 minutes, meaning it was up 98.72% of the time. Sometimes user may be experiencing empty timelines. Somestimes Background images are unavailable.
The whole social network downtime survey shows this summary:
|Social Network||Home page (monitored)||Downtime||Uptime %|
|Pownce *||www.pownce.com||13h 20m||99.44%|
|Windows Live Spaces||spaces.live.com||9h 40m||99.67%|
|Yahoo! 360||360.yahoo.com||1h 40m||99.94%|
Twitter has often been down on and off for hours. For a real-time communication service like Twitter, that’s a long time to have serious issues like this. The 7th october 2011, TheNextWeb report the issue. 16th March 2011, CNET report another downtime.
Critical Data Lost
|2009-08-06||couple of hours||No|