Twitter went offline for many users on Tuesday across the globe on mobile and web; the outages didn’t affect Australia but outages were reported across Europe, UK, Middle East, Africa and North America.
Sparodic shutdown continued for six hours, making this one of the worst outages for Twitter in its 10- year history. Twitter said the widespread outages were caused by a glitch in a software update that affected the social network on computers and phones.
Users were met with the message: “Something is technically wrong”
In a statement Twitter said it had resolved the outages: “The intermittent issue affecting some users between 00:40 to 06:50 PST has now been resolved. The issue was related to an internal code change. We reverted the change, which fixed the issue. Thank you for your patience.”
Overnight the hashtag #twitterdown was trending globally, which confused many people in Australia who were able to access Twitter.
— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 19, 2016
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— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) January 19, 2016
Isn’t it a bit odd that the hashtag #twitterdown could still trend?
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 19, 2016
If Twitter shutdown how can it be trending on Twitter? #twitterdown
— AllThingsPrank (@Allthingsprank) January 19, 2016
When twitter goes down and you have to reluctantly socialise with people in real life #TwitterDown
— Jordy McGuire (@jordyjayTV) January 19, 2016
— MrBettingTips (@MrBettingTips_) January 19, 2016
Not being able to tweet about #twitterdown was almost as bad as the day that Google broke and no one could google what happened to Google…
— Obey Nova (@ObeyNova_) January 19, 2016
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Me during #twitterdown 2016: Logged into Facebook Remembered why I stopped using Facebook Logged out of Facebook
— Emily Salmon (@emilysalmon45) January 19, 2016
With #twitterdown I spent a few hours with my family. They seem like nice people.
— Nitin Singh (@itsNITINss) January 19, 2016
— Lady Gaga (@gagamonster96) January 19, 2016
What did you do during #twitterdown? I learnt that my mums name is Lisa and outside is cold
— Harry Seaton (@harryseaton) January 19, 2016
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— Larry Kim (@larrykim) January 19, 2016