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Twitter Down Again

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A month after the world freaked out when on June 21 Twitter was offline for a few hours, the site that many say is the natural replacement to Facebook has crashed again, forcing people to do the unbearable: turn off their computers, go outside, and interact with other living human beings.

Not surprisingly, nobody has retweeted the notice that Twitter is down...

 

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Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:50 | 2653398 Pairadimes
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Is this an austerity measure?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:51 | 2653403 SheepRevolution
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They just want to make the Kardashians piss off a little bit.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:08 | 2653488 veyron
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Someone audited the fed and tweeted that all the gold is gone ...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:18 | 2653519 Tippoo Sultan
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"Just another targeted test of the 'Kill Switch.' Nothing to see here folks. Now move along, and go about your business."

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:20 | 2653526 Precious
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QE 3 is now sure to happen.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:32 | 2653575 skitalo
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Well, may be not because of twitter, but how about this:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/jul/26/natwest-customer-complains-payment-glitches?newsfeed=true

Blaim it on IT, ...AGAIN ?!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:36 | 2653803 12ToothAssassin
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In other news, productivity is up 38% this morning.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:38 | 2653599 bonddude
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Arab spring/Iran attack interruptus !

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:51 | 2653399 Calidreaming
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What is the purpose of twitter anyway?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:56 | 2653431 Bastiat
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About 90% to let people bathe in each other's triviality.
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:02 | 2653457 Ignatius
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How'd we ever get by without it?  /sarc off

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:02 | 2653460 Cdad
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Maybe...but I use it to custom stream financial news...put out by the outfits I care about...acting, as such, like a giant filter on typical MSM propaganda.  As well, it is a great tool for putting digs to your classic zombie portfolio managers making their typical mainstream BS recommendations.

So there is that...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:42 | 2653622 Bastiat
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You are part of the 10% 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:16 | 2653510 Bartanist
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That's pretty sad. It must be all of those unfulfilled extroverts who live vicariously through others and need constant floods of attention to feel good about themselves.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:51 | 2653642 GoinFawr
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I gave you a green triangle to cheer you up a bit.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 22:47 | 2655446 StychoKiller
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Great, now go forth and alleviate some suffering:  http://www.worldvision.org

 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:51 | 2653405 buzzsaw99
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...turn off their computers, go outside, and interact with other living human beings.

NEVER!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:17 | 2653514 exi1ed0ne
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That would require being in direct view of the evil day-star.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:54 | 2653655 bonddude
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Bwahahaha good1

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:52 | 2653408 Robot Traders Mom
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Stuxnet > Twitter

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653418 fourchan
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omg what will we ever do!!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653419 Ljoot
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Between twatter and shit.

 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:54 | 2653656 GoinFawr
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taint

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653420 youngman
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Must be Merkels response is pretty big and nasty

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:55 | 2653662 toady
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That was my thinking ...

MUST STOP the Merkel response no matter who gets shutdown!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653423 laomei
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Here's hoping it stays down this time.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00 | 2653449 DosZap
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Anyone besides me noticed the silent takeover of web blogs?.

If you want to comment on 50-75% of any topic now, you either have agree to sign into Facebook, or Disscus(sp).

To me this is an ominous sign.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:20 | 2653528 XitSam
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Use http://10minutemail.com to create an email account for 10 minutes and sign up for Disqus. I did. Also there is http://mailinator.com/

Facebook is a huge privacy invasion, never sign up.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 14:22 | 2653937 Shell Game
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There is TOR as well.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:22 | 2653536 Boiling Frogs
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Yep. Caught my attention about 6 months ago. Prolly makes keyword searches easier for the spooks. Fuck'em.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:40 | 2653613 bonddude
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Carni vore already does that, right?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:33 | 2653576 El Tuco
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FB = NSA

 

Warn your kids....

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653424 Jason T
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go outside and do something productive like weed my garden?   actualy physical work?  isnt that bad for my health?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:12 | 2653501 Nobody For President
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Yes! All that sun!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:25 | 2653537 nonclaim
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And to think that in ancient times the Sun was worshiped as the enabler of all things including no less than the promise of resurrection... now it is the oppressor... it wants to kill you, quick hide from the Sun! Those fools were in the dark and *now* we are all enlightened... what a joke.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653425 zilverreiger
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NSA refreshing their filters

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:55 | 2653427 UGrev
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If twitter was a significant technology, I might give a shit.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:14 | 2653726 UGrev
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two people think twitter is actually "real software" .. uh.. it limits you to X number of characters.. is that ALL you're capable of expelling from your brains? 

Twitter.. you got suckered into thinking a technology that limits your expression of thought to a pathetic blurb was something exceptional.  LaW|_

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:56 | 2653437 Pairadimes
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How can this be? The supply of twits is at an all-time high.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:58 | 2653445 Uncle Remus
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Birds did that long before we got here.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:59 | 2653447 Satan
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Who will save us now?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00 | 2653450 General Decline
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Who cares?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00 | 2653453 penexpers
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Fuck you, Twitter.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:02 | 2653459 ParkAveFlasher
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Spot PMs ignited at 6am this morn, now crashing at 12 with this Twitter stuff.  Moves in Iran?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:03 | 2653464 monopoly
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Exactly, who cares? I have never gone on Twitter and never will. Rather be in the garden.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:22 | 2653533 t_kAyk
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If you had a twitter account, we would all know when you were in the garden. 

 

And when you were taking a shit. 

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:06 | 2703985 GoinFawr
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...in the garden, and under which vegetables you buried it.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:05 | 2653473 toothpicker
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So many tweets never to be retweeted

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:05 | 2653474 milanitaly
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Is it a news in order to explain merkel's silence?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:07 | 2653479 penexpers
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Someone is just junking to junk. 

Fuck you, too, asshole. 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:07 | 2653482 TheCanadianAustrian
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"Twitter Down Permanently" would have been a more pleasant headline to read this morning.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:10 | 2653494 firstdivision
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Gee, usually Echelon is a quick reader.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:10 | 2653495 Mr_Wonderful
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Twitter is currently down for <%= reason %>.

We expect to be back in <%= deadline %>. For more information, check out Twitter Status. Thanks for your patience!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:15 | 2653511 exi1ed0ne
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best part is you can tweet the system status of being down on the status page

Irony^2

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:29 | 2653560 Mr_Wonderful
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Yeah, seems totally pointless.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:31 | 2653567 TPTB_r_TBTF
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The status page is on Linux and the main system is on Windows.  They have an extra Linux system standing by for the days when they get a Blue Screen.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:11 | 2653499 haskelslocal
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Obviously Olympic Village Sexting.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:14 | 2653506 Let them eat iPads
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#whogivesafuck

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:15 | 2653508 Meesohaawnee
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aaawww....poor brain dead sheeple

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:14 | 2653509 Fix It Again Timmy
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Twitter, Twatter, blither, BLATHER - need I say more?...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:18 | 2653521 exi1ed0ne
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as long as you can do it in 140 characters or less

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:17 | 2653516 Mr_Wonderful
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Twitter has an incredibly exciting blog:

Premios Juventud’s super-show Thursday, July 19, 2012

This year, the superhero-themed Premios Juventud (Youth Awards) show on Univision will join forces with Twitter. With Twitter as their superpower, fans will be able to have their voices heard through their Tweets.

Premios Juventud is a show powered entirely by fans, who vote for the nominees and winners. This year, for the first time, viewers get to determine who will go home with the honor of being crowned the best dressed star of the night. As fans tweet #MejorVestido with the name of their favorite star to hit the show’s special blue carpet, Univision's social media correspondent will let viewers know who's in the lead. Fans will be able to save the day and choose the ‘flyest’ supergirl and superman on the blue carpet.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:34 | 2653582 Moe Howard
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Why is that in Ingles?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:58 | 2653677 Mr_Wonderful
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Lmao hw walked on stge for wining Mejor Vestido, vaving all cut & hapy bloking Belinda on his way there xxx) <3

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:20 | 2653523 dwdollar
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Don't worry, they're probably just installing a new high speed interface for the NSA.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:20 | 2653525 digalert
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must be workin on that back door again

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:01 | 2653682 toady
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That's what she said.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:26 | 2653547 Mr_Wonderful
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Why they can kill you

"'Due process' and 'judicial process' are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security." Holder said. "The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process."

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:33 | 2653579 Moe Howard
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U is a terrorist and there is your due process, mofo.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:38 | 2653600 Mr_Wonderful
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WTF is the difference between due process and judicial process.

Oh and

Who decides when an American citizen has had enough due process and the Hellfire missile fairy pays them a visit? Presumably the group of top national security officials—that, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, decides who is targetable and forwards its findings to the president, who gives final approval.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:07 | 2653702 toady
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Isn't the due process how they make Velveeta?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:28 | 2653553 XitSam
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Google Talk was down too. NSA or Chinese test?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:32 | 2653573 Moe Howard
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So you were the guy on Google Talk.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:43 | 2654540 XitSam
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ha ha, no. just saw it on /. or somewhere

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:30 | 2653564 StormShadow
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Oh, the humanity!  What will we do in the meantime?  Gasp, will we actually have to meet with other human beings in person?!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:30 | 2653565 Lost Wages
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Haha. I didn't go outside. I just came to Zerohedge to post my pithy comments. It's all interchangeable, as long as I'm emptying my worthless thoughts into some sort of digital device.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:32 | 2653570 Moe Howard
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The twits can't tweet. What a shame.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:32 | 2653572 ZDRuX
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Anybody who doesn't have Zerohedge on Twitter doesn't know what they're missing.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:33 | 2653578 Mr_Wonderful
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Twitter says:

Twitter may be over capacity or experiencing a momentary hiccup.

 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:36 | 2653594 lizzy36
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G-chat and twitter down.

I don't believe in coincidence.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:42 | 2653620 nonclaim
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we should expect a new dump of emails and passwords soon?...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:48 | 2653635 lizzy36
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Maybe.

A lot of the world communicates through g-chat and twitter. 

I would not be suprised to find out that this is some coordinated cyber-attack.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:47 | 2653631 lakecity55
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Relax, Barry S. Marx is playing with the Kill Switch.

"Hey, Joe, watch what happens when I do this..."

"Cool, boss. Can I try?"

"You do the G-chat."

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:37 | 2653597 caimen garou
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the yahoo gang is in full force bullshit mode, no problems there!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:39 | 2653609 Duke of Con Dao
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Twitter down? now you have time to check this out: 

YouTube - MIDGET v. GIANT: You Didn't Build That, James Dean! says President Obama

... Best not get in a shouting match with James Dean. (2 mins of your time weel spent...)

 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:49 | 2653640 JLee2027
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Twitter is currently down for <%= reason %>.

We expect to be back in <%= deadline %>. For more information, check out Twitter Status. Thanks for your patience!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:08 | 2653707 Bob Sacamano
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Twitter Down Again

Productivity Surges Again

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:42 | 2653815 bugs_
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i'm glad zerohedge is up

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