Due to the people I follow on Twitter it’s my number one news source, as I discussed in a previous blog post (here), so when twitter is down, as it has been now for the last 3 hours, I have to go to several news sites to get the information I need! As it happens, it was whilst browsing the New York Times Online that I saw a headline in their technology section about Twitter being down.
Put Twitter Down into Google and you get some interesting results:
The 1st news article, from InTheNews.co.uk states that Twitter has been taken down by the company themselves due to a coordinated attack which then leads to the actual source which is the official Twitter Blog which states We are defending against a denial-of-service attack, and will update status again shortly.
Ironically, as I am writing Twitter has come back online and Twitter now state on their blog: the site is back up, but we are continuing to defend against and recover from this attack.
Another result that Google threw up is IsTwitterDown.com which shows a hyperlink with the word No which takes you to the Amazon audio store and an MP3 download of the Kool and the Gang song Celebration!
The next result in Google is for this gem WhenTwitterIsDown.com which I’ll leave for your own amusement…