Twitter today suffered from a total outage. Visitors to the website were greeted by a message telling them that “Something is technically wrong”.
Twitter’s own status board updated at 9:00, confirming the outage, and the company’s developer-facing monitoring confirmed that four of the five public APIs were down, suffering a “service disruption”.
Mobile apps as well as the website itself appeared to be broken. Tweetdeck, Twitter’s other official client, was also broken.
Twitter support account posted a message saying that “Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution.”
The developer page or the Twitter’s API status page showed that there were problems with most parts of the site.
This issue was also faced by twitter at night, A major outage was reported around 19 hours before the current problems arose.
In the early days of the service, Twitter outages were common enough that the company’s “over capacity” error message gained a nickname: the fail whale.