Twitter Down, Many Users Unable to Access Timelines [Update: Fixed]

Social network Twitter is experiencing a global outage at the current time, with most users unable to refresh or in some cases even load their timeline feeds. Neither Twitter's website nor the Twitter iPhone app are working properly.

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Sending a tweet works in the app, but in many cases only the author can see their tweet given that timelines are out of action. Twitter Search is also non-functional. There are thousands of reports about the outage on the Down Detector website.

It is not clear what is causing the outage, but Twitter conducted its fourth round of layoffs over the weekend, cutting 10% of its remaining workforce. The layoffs reportedly hit several departments, including ads and infrastructure engineering, leaving the company with fewer than 2,000 employees. It had about 7,500 when Elon Musk took over.

Update: While the Following feed is still down, some users are reporting they can now see the For you feed, which aggregates recommended tweets algorithmically from accounts that are not followed.

Update 2: Reports suggest that timelines have now been restored and both the Twitter app and website are working as expected.

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17 months ago
Come on Elon, put another Dogecoin in the meter.
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Azeroth1 Avatar
17 months ago
Keep firing people Elon, I’m sure that will help.
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17 months ago
So…there is some good news in this dark times?
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17 months ago
Twitter is on fire like a spontaneously combusting Tesla vehicle.
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17 months ago
That’s what happens when you play employee Jenga with your company. It can stand for a bit longer but eventually it’s going to collapse.
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17 months ago
A sign of things to come.

Systems like Twitter are resilient, so it was never realistic that it would break down immediately even under the worst management.

In a vacuum, this would be a nothingburger, but against all the other "unconventional" moves, it looks like the formation of a trend. It's a sign that the technical debt they've been racking up is starting to become difficult to manage.
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