But where do the Twitter-deprived complain?

Twitter goes down. The Internet complains. 


Fruzsina Eördögh

Internet Culture

Published Sep 14, 2011   Updated Jun 3, 2021, 2:46 am CDT

At about 4 p.m. ET Twitter suffered an outage — or at least a major slowdown.

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Twitter’s server issues are nothing new, and usually when the site goes down the “fail whale,” a graphic of birds trying to carry a whale, appears. This time, the site was completely unresponsive to many — meaning the Web page wouldn’t even load.

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Twitterers were, of course, befuddled. They took to Facebook, and eventually to Twitter, to discuss the implications such an outage had on their lives. 



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*First Published: Sep 14, 2011, 8:00 pm CDT