Posted August 6, 2009 11:51 am by with 16 comments

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Don’t panic, don’t panic!

Twitter is down and they are working on the issue.

We know you have all kinds of cool things you wanted to tweet today, so feel free to use our comments section instead. :-)

UPDATE: Twitter is back online and apparently suffered at the hands of a denial of service attack:

On this otherwise happy Thursday morning, Twitter is the target of a denial of service attack. Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users. We are defending against this attack now and will continue to update our status blog as we continue to defend and later investigate.

Hmm, you’d think that Twitter would have the infrastructure to repel a DoS attack, I guess not. This serves as a reminder that we should never fully rely on anything web based.

  • Frank Reed

    Oh crap! I can’t tweet, therefore I am not.

    Can’t. Live. Without. Tweets. Arrgggggghhhhhhhhhh………..
    .-= Frank Reed´s last blog ..Good Sales Help is VERY Hard to Find =-.

  • Andy Beal

    @Frank – “I can’t live, if living is without Twitter” isn’t that how the song goes?

  • Lisa Barone

    Did you really just encourage me to use your comment section like I would Twitter? Because…I’d so totally do that and you don’t want it. :)

  • Andy Beal

    @Lisa – sorry, I forgot the “everyone except THE Lisa” caveat. Besides, I know you know how to behave here. 😉

  • Frank Reed

    @Andy – Harry Nilson thanks you from the bottom of his heart for giving new life to his music
    .-= Frank Reed´s last blog ..Good Sales Help is VERY Hard to Find =-.

  • Andrew Miller

    Wait, this isn’t like the real Twitter. There are no scantily clad women in these profiles. And I haven’t seen one link for a money-making scam yet. What are you trying to pull here, Mr. Beal?

  • Andrew Miller

    On an unrelated note, my productivity is WAY up this morning.
    .-= Andrew Miller´s last blog ..Three Reasons I am Leaving Network Solutions =-.

  • Andy Beal

    @Andrew – yeah, mine is too!

  • Bo

    Twitter is down, hrm. So, what happens now to all the Tweeters out there wanting to display what they are doing?

    Do they actually get back to work?

    No, they are heading over to Facebook.

  • Christine Sierra

    I’ve never been through a detox program, but I am beginning to understand the concept of “the shakes”. I guess I can fill my day communicating the old fashioned way – through email. :) Thanks for the update/confirmation Andy!

  • Luci

    Actually, is still down, or at the very least refusing the load and throwing out errors. Maybe it’s a UK thing.

    What will all the tweeters do with nobody reading their updates? Maybe it’s time for a new form of twitter, that actually has the back-end structure to survive these kinds of attacks at least a little better.
    .-= Luci´s last blog ..Google Acquires Online Video Firm- How Can Videos Help SEO? =-.

  • Luci

    Update – twitter’s back up again! My mistake, must of been a network error on my part.
    .-= Luci´s last blog ..Google Acquires Online Video Firm- How Can Videos Help SEO? =-.

  • Bruce (GayPatriot)

    Facebook was down at the same time. I wonder if the Iranian government has targeted both sites for some reason today?
    .-= Bruce (GayPatriot)´s last blog ..My “Fishy” Letter To The White House Today =-.

  • Jhelo Cruz

    Good to know that Twitter is back! It’s been a difficult day without Twitter.
    .-= Jhelo Cruz´s last blog ..Watch UFC 101: Declaration Live Stream Online FREE =-.

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