Twitter has been experiencing serious breakdown worldwide today and it has lasted more than an hour now, with the homepage reading a rather specific error report. “Something’s technically wrong”, though it’s good to know that the company is working to fix it.
Access to the service began failing over the web, mobile and its API (application programming interface, the system that applications use to speak to the Twitter service) at 8:20am GMT, with error messages warning the network is both “over capacity” and suffering an “internal error”. By 10:00am, the majority of the service had returned to some semblance of normality, with the company’s image handling service and home timelines still suffering.
The company initially confirmed the outage by, somehow, tweeting, from its @support account. We were unable to see the tweet, because Twitter was down. “Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution.