It looks like Twitter’s wings have been clipped. Twitter has been down since about 12:15 pm ET today, per user reports in downdetector. Continuing for at least 45 minutes, the interruption appears to be selective – some users are having more problems than others (I personally couldn’t post a joke about Razzlekhan, but it’s also possible that Twitter was just saving me from sharing mediocre content). The outage is affecting both web and mobile apps, although more users appear to be reporting web issues, according to Downdetector.
Ploonge reached out to Twitter to comment on the cause of the outage and how far-reaching its effects are.
About an hour after the outage was initially reported, Twitter Support posted a statement:
This story is unfolding…