By Harry McCracken | Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 9:23 am
When Twitter is having reliability problems, the site is usually able to at least summon up a cheery FailWhale by way of apology. This morning, however, the nation’s hottest social networing site has been the victim of a massive and effective Distributed Denial of Service attack. The problems apparently started around 6am PT this morning, and continue on–I’m only able to get in sporadically at the moment.
The site is hiccuping back to life, though, which is good, since it lets Twitter fans tweet about the unavailability of Twitter:
Here’s hoping that the trouble ends soon, and that we learn what happened–and that there aren’t too many Twitterhaters out there who are openly or silently gleeful this morning…