UPDATE: Twitter back online after outage

2016-01-19 11:30 - Duncan Alfreds, Fin24
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Twitter is down. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)


Cape Town – Social network Twitter has gone down on Tuesday morning in what is a second major outage for the service in just a few months.

On Tuesday, by 11:00 Twitter appeared to be unavailable on both web and mobile.

The problem has affected users worldwide with the Guardian reporting that the micro-blogging site had experienced a “service disruption”.

A message on the site said: “Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing - we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.”

This is not the first time the site has had problems.

The site had a brief outage in November last year and some users took to rival social network Facebook to complain about the outage.

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“I've had to come on to Facebook to moan about Twitter being down, honestly what is the world coming to?,” Twitter user Richard wrote on Twitter’s Facebook page.

UPDATE: By 14:00 South African standard time Twitter was back online

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