OutFront live Mon. – Fri. 7p ET

Authorities are investigating the possibility the South Korean ferry was off course, reports that few of its lifeboats made it into the water and that the captain was among the first to escape.
July 27th, 2012
04:33 PM ET

Twitter down for the count again

Twitter crashed again Thursday, it was the second time in just over a month that the service went down. Last time, Twitter blamed the outage on a "cascading bug."
This time they blamed data centers, saying that when one data center system fails, another is supposed to take over. Unfortunately, this time, both systems went down at nearly the same time. So how long were Twitter addicts without their fix?

That bring us to our number tonight: 53 

That's how many minutes Twitter was down according to the website monitoring service Pingdom. For some users, the outage would have been longer or shorter. It was a weird day overall for the internet. Google Talk also went down for a short time today and some people had difficulties accessing Netflix's website.


Filed under: News • The Number
soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.