Twitter Down? Yep, and Facebook is Acting Weird. Who Ya Gonna Call?

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.

How ya gonna call when your Social Networks are down? The Ghostbusters!
Original Image: Ghostbusters The Video Game

Here’s two quick articles detailing the issues:

Facebook Slow. Twitter Down. Social Media Meltdown.

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 Hit by Denial-of-Service Attack

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!

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David Bigler

I design stuff and make art. Mildly obsessed with cats. Meow.

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