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.

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