downtime: Twitter keeps users in the loop

News downtime: Twitter keeps users in the loop

Cliff Saran

Users of turned to failed yesterday for 30 minutes.

According to reports on Twitter,users were unable to access the support, to find out what had happened.

In one posting Judi Sohn, a user, said, "[It's] Pretty scary that all of is down, every site including public and Isn't that supposed to be separate?"

The problem is believed to have been caused by a failure in a core network device, which prevented the system from triggering a graceful fail-over to the redundant system. confirmed the service was down yesterday.

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