Twitter’s Non-Failwhale Fail

By  |  Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 9:52 am

FailwhaleWhen something’s awry with Twitter, we’re used to seeing the Failwhale show up to relay the bad news. At the moment, though, troubles of a more subtle sort appear to be afflicting the site. Peter Kafka of All Things Digital is reporting on current problems with users’ Twitter timelines, and they certainly seem to be affecting my account: I follow more than 1250 people, so I’m usually pelted with tweets more or less continuously, but the site is claiming that nobody I follow has had anything to say in more than two hours:

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Checking again, I see that tweets are coming in–just very, very slowly. Twitter’s status page acknowledges the issue and says they’re working on it.

 
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  1. John Baxter Says:

    The primary cause of problems is solutions. That might be going on here, given the outage recovery a few hours before the timeline problem. I’m certainly seeing it in my very quiet window.

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