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Twitter down, sets off jitters

2012-06-21 20:00

San Francisco - The widely popular Twitter website went off-line for many users on Thursday, prompting a flurry of complaints on rival sites.

"Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter," a company statement said. "Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue."

That did not stop some panicked users from launching complaints.

"Twitters broke, my life has no meaning anymore," one user wrote on the social media website Tumblr.

Another wrote, "twitter is down and my life is over".

Twitter, which allows its members to post brief comments, links or pictures, claims to have more than 140 million active users, with the largest number being in the United States.

A recent survey found one in seven Americans who go online use Twitter and eight percent do so every day.

Comments
  • alvin.ntsethe - 2012-06-21 20:30

    shame on u guys!!!

  • wayne.gadow.9 - 2012-06-21 20:40

    Your \ life is over\?! Really?? What ridiculous comments! Obviously from someone who clearly has not lived yet. There are more important things in life than twitter. Geez! Shocking how simple some minds are!

      alvin.ntsethe - 2012-06-21 20:55

      its gd damn addiction man some people cn't control t, u knw thse social netwrks can steal yo mind away...lol.

  • grantfmeyer - 2012-06-21 20:57

    Finally Malema managed to put twitter off

  • Jesse Palmer - 2012-06-22 08:15

    And there I was cursing mtn and my stupid phone.

  • samukelo.mseleku - 2012-06-22 10:52

    Dick Costolo the CEO says its was a \cascading bug\ that cause outages.

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