The Twitter website was down for well over an hour on Thursday (26 July 2012). The downtime started shortly before 18:00, and to date the company did not say what was to blame for the downtime.
The following message greeted users to the Twitter website this evening: “Twitter is currently down for (%= reason %). We expect to be back in (%= deadline %). For more information, check out Twitter Status. Thanks for your patience!”
Twitter said that “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.”
Numerous news sources globally confirmed that Twitter was down for people across the world, and not just local Internet users.
This downtime comes shortly after Google’s messaging service, Gtalk, experienced prolonged downtime today.