UPDATE UPDATED: It turns out Facebook was hit by denial-of-service too.
UPDATE: Twitter is back online!
Looks like Facebook and Twitter are experiencing load issues today. Ironically, I first noticed the Twitter problem when I tried to tweet about the Facebook errors. This often happens when websites are hit with massive amounts of traffic, either due to breaking news that everyone’s reading or a website hack.
Here’s two quick articles detailing the issues:
Twitter down today? Yup…Facebook which is experiencing outages of its own, although fortunately less frequent ones. Mashable staff are experiencing everything from “Network Errors” (below) to a good percentage of pages simply failing to load…commenters add that they’re also struggling with Facebook, the likely cause being a flood of Twitter (Twitter) traffic hitting the site.
And…it turns out Twitter was hit by a denial-of-service attack from some stupid hackers:
Twitter users trying to deliver their daily status updates have hit a snag this morning, as the micro-blogging service is experiencing an outage.
“We are determining the cause and will provide an update shortly,” says a post from the Twitter status page posted at about 9:43 p.m. ET.
Update at 10:59 a.m. ET: Twitter is blaming the outage on a denial-of-service attack, according to the latest post on their status page…Read the original article
I’m sure everything will be cozy again in a few hours. In the meantime, you can always send your friends text messages or a telegram!
What are you going to do for status updates? I’m going to blog!