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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 | Link to Comment Pairadimes
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Is this an austerity measure?

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

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

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:18 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Precious
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QE 3 is now sure to happen.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:32 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 12ToothAssassin
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In other news, productivity is up 38% this morning.

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

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

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

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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You are part of the 10% 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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I gave you a green triangle to cheer you up a bit.

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

 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:51 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment exi1ed0ne
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That would require being in direct view of the evil day-star.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment bonddude
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Bwahahaha good1

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

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

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

 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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taint

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

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment laomei
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Here's hoping it stays down this time.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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There is TOR as well.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:22 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment bonddude
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Carni vore already does that, right?

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

 

Warn your kids....

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Nobody For President
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Yes! All that sun!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:25 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment zilverreiger
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NSA refreshing their filters

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

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:14 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Birds did that long before we got here.

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

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

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

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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...in the garden, and under which vegetables you buried it.

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

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

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

Fuck you, too, asshole. 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Gee, usually Echelon is a quick reader.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:10 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Mr_Wonderful
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Yeah, seems totally pointless.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:31 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment haskelslocal
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Obviously Olympic Village Sexting.

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

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

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

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

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:17 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Why is that in Ingles?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment digalert
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must be workin on that back door again

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

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

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:38 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment toady
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Isn't the due process how they make Velveeta?

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

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

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

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:30 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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The twits can't tweet. What a shame.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:32 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Mr_Wonderful
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Twitter says:

Twitter may be over capacity or experiencing a momentary hiccup.

 

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

I don't believe in coincidence.

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

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:48 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment caimen garou
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the yahoo gang is in full force bullshit mode, no problems there!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:39 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Bob Sacamano
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Twitter Down Again

Productivity Surges Again

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

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