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Posts Tagged ‘Twitter downtime’

Twitter Isn't Down As Much As You Think – 99.74% Uptime Since March 2009

Some interesting stats over at Pingdom.com, which tracks Twitter.com uptime since March 2009, as well as downtime and average response.

Twitter Uptime Averages 99.74%

Twitter has seen just 55 minutes of downtime thus far in March, a massive improvement on some of the frightening numbers we saw last year (although most of these can be traced back to one or two very bad days).

The uptime number is pretty impressive, but it’s interesting that the average response has been steadily getting slower since last November’s benchmark. Certainly not enough to notice, but that’s a trend that Biz Stone et al will want to see (at least) flattened. A significant reversal might be an unreasonable expectation given the growth we’ve seen in monthly tweet numbers.

Still, it does give confidence in the system, and makes you realise that Twitter isn’t as down anywhere near as much as it used to be. Although you might think otherwise judging by the number of tweets about it, even if asking ‘Is Twitter down?’ on Twitter is about as surreal as you can get.

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Yes, Twitter Was Down

And has been now for about half an hour, judging from the last response sent to @Twitter (Twitter search is still up).

Of course, there’s nothing about any of this at the moment on the status blog.

Yes, Twitter Is Down

Updates if and when they happen.

UPDATE 12:39 GMT: I’ve had it back a couple of times on Twitter.com, but it’s a fleeting glimpse at best before going down again.

UPDATE 12:45 GMT: Seems to be fully operational once more.

UPDATE 13:45 GMT: From Twitter, “We are recovering from this incident. A sudden failure coupled with problems in switching to a backup system produced a high number of errors for around 90 minutes. This made the site largely inaccessible. No data was lost or compromised during this outage.”