Twitter is down for hundreds of customers this morning. When customers log in, they see a message that claims “Welcome to Twitter!” however are unable to see new posts.
Based on Downdetector, an outage monitoring service, customers started to report issues with Twitter at about 5 a.m. ET. Once I first logged on, I assumed Twitter had one way or the other erased all the individuals I used to be following, however shortly discovered that was not so after I went to my profile. A few of my Twitter lists labored and confirmed me new tweets, however others merely confirmed the identical “Welcome to Twitter!” message in the primary “For You” feed.
Twitter’s trending sidebar appeared to nonetheless be intact and confirmed that “Welcome to Twitter” and #TwitterDown was trending within the U.S. Clicking on the pattern helps you to see a few new tweets about Twitter being down, however out of the blue stops after about displaying 20.
Some customers blamed Twitter CEO Elon Musk vicious layoffs for the outage, whereas others merely needed to know what was occurring. One Twitter consumer summed up the state of affairs completely:
“what do you imply ‘welcome to twitter’ I’ve on this hellsite since 2010,” @assasyngal wrote. Which, actually, similar.
Though the primary feed was tousled, you would nonetheless sort of use Twitter by navigating manually by means of the search bar or checking your notifications to see if anybody had responded to you. Regardless of the inconvenience, this incident highlights simply how a lot individuals rely on the primary Twitter feed to make use of the app.
One doable idea for the outage may very well be Musk’s insistence that folks use Twitter lists extra. The billionaire has repeatedly reminded people who utilizing lists improves their expertise. He did so yesterday once more.
“Periodic reminder to attempt utilizing Twitter Lists. Will drastically enhance your expertise,” Musk tweeted.
Anybody else assume that Musk requested the engineers left at Twitter to do one thing to encourage individuals to make use of lists and ended up with this? I’d positive guess a espresso on that.
Twitter not has a communications division to e-mail for remark.
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