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Twitter suffered global outage for an hour, mocked by users on social media

Twitter web as well as app version was down for all users on Friday evening.

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Twitter suffered a major outage on Friday, 19 May globally. The web as well as app versions of the website were not functional and users who tried accessing it saw an error. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?

Also Read - Twitter vs government: Twitter India loses legal protection for not complying with IT rules on time

Logging into Twitter through the desktop showed the message, “Sorry, we couldn’t complete your request.” App users were shown the “Something is technically wrong” message while trying to access the app. The issue was attributed to an “internal server error”. Also Read - Twitter friends/followers seeking your unwanted attention could be Unmentioned 

Twitter Support account on the micro-blogging site too shared an update regarding the issue and assured users that the site would be up and running shortly. The issue was resolved and users could once again access the social media portal in about an hour. ALSO READ: Twitter is changing its privacy policy, here s how to modify your settings right now

In India, the website seemed glitchy all day and saw an outage of nearly 35 minutes in the morning. Post that too the site remained intermittently inaccessible for multiple users. In the evening at 5.30PM, the site suffered another outage that lasted nearly 10 minutes. Post then, the site has been functional and running smoothly. The worst affected was Japan as per data by Down Detector. However, once the website was up and running, many people shared a lot of jokes and funny tweets about the outage. There was a whole lot of mockery around conspiracy theories as well as jokes on Indian politicians and personalities. Some, who could access the site during the intermittent outage sympathized with those who did not have access.

 

 

 

 

#TwitterDown quickly began to trend soon after the outage and inspired some more tweets. The micro-blogging site has been facing a lot of challenges with regards to growth and staying ahead in the intensely competitive market. Recently, most of the top level executives at the beleaguered site have quit, sparking further rumors of all not being well. ALSO READ: Biz Stone returns to Twitter full time to fill the Biz shaped hole he left behind

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter recently brought back Biz Stone to aid with the cultural developments in the website. Twitter is also looking at dabbling into the live video segment and is setting up a team for the new venture.

Twitter has now shifted to the AI or artificial intelligence system tracking to show improved results on the timeline. The social sharing service has also updated the privacy policy which lets them retain user information for a longer period (30 days instead of the present 10 days). This essentially translates to more ads aand rather, more specific ads. The change is expected to help Twitter improve its advertising revenue and gain back on the stock market charts.

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  • Published Date: May 20, 2017 11:19 AM IST



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