Twitter is currently down for most users – I was first unable to access the site around 3am Eastern time. As of the time of this post, 8:30am Eastern time, I am still unable to access Twitter.com. The Twitter status site notes, “Currently experiencing elevated error rates — You may experience some problems loading twitter.com and with Twitter clients. We are aware of the problem and are taking action.”
Based on some searches on Google, it does appear that some people are able to post messages — it does look like if you use a third-party client (Seesmic, HooterSuite, TweetDeck) you might still be able to get in.
This is the first time for an extended Twitter outage in quite a long time. In the old days of Twitter outages, we would all hop on the bus to Friendfeed but that is no longer an option since many have left that service.
Update 9:45am Eastern – Several of my undercover sources tell me this might have to do with the snow in San Francisco.
Update 2 – 10:15am Eastern – Twitter is back – now go post all the things you would have posted if Twitter was up and running.
If you are a social media ninja, social media rockstar and are really upset or need someone to talk to because of this outage, please call 867-5309.
As always, please report in if Twitter is down for you – include your location, whether you use a client tool or the main Twitter.com site and what you are doing to occupy your time during this outage.
Of course, the outage gives me a chance to share Twitter Come Back one more time!