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 or put up tweets.
In keeping with Downdetector, an outage monitoring service, customers started to report issues with Twitter at about 5 a.m. ET. After I first logged on, I assumed Twitter had in some way erased all the folks I used to be following, however shortly discovered that was not so once 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 allows you to see a few new tweets about Twitter being down, however instantly stops after about 20.
Some customers blamed Twitter CEO Elon Musk and his vicious and nonsensical price range cuts for the outage, whereas others merely wished to know what was happening. One Twitter consumer summed up the scenario completely:
“what do you imply “welcome to twitter” I’ve on this hellsite since 2010,” @assasyngal wrote. Which, actually, identical.
Though the primary feed was tousled, you could possibly nonetheless form of use Twitter by navigating manually by way 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 folks rely upon the primary Twitter feed to make use of the app.
One potential concept for the outage might be Musk’s insistence that individuals use Twitter lists extra. The billionaire has repeatedly reminded those that utilizing lists improves their expertise. He did so yesterday once more.
“Periodic reminder to attempt utilizing Twitter Lists. Will tremendously enhance your expertise,” Musk tweeted.
Anybody else assume that Musk requested who’s left at Twitter to do one thing to encourage folks 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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