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Is Twitter down for anyone else?
72 points by kwalia on Mar 11, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 75 comments

The copyright on Twitter's maintenance page is still set to 2012.


As far as I know, it doesn't have to (shouldn't?) be updated for the current year if it doesn't change.

From http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap4.html#401:

If a notice appears on the copies, it shall consist of the following three elements:

(1) the symbol © (the letter C in a circle), or the word “Copyright”, or the abbreviation “Copr.”; and

(2) the year of first publication of the work

If they haven't touched this page since 2012 (totally reasonable), I think it should be 2012.

This blog post (http://www.photoattorney.com/qa-what-year-should-i-use-for-m...) also mentions that you can use a range for when it covers multiple years of publication (like a blog).

Adding any copyright notice is optional since 1989 in the US, the year they joined the international agreement of the Berne Convention which was ratified in 1886 already.

The main purpose today is to demonstrate the owner claims the rights and is actually willing to defend them (in court), but it's not necessary to put it on any work.

"var d = new Date(); var n = d.getFullYear();"

That's what most people used JavaScript for before AJAX...

They just forgot to re-write after Jan 1, 2014.

I can log in, but I'm getting a 503 with the following: "Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon."

Just updated to a 'Twitter is currently down for maintenance' message encouraging users to look at the status page.

Twitter Status page has been updated:

"Service issue - Most users are experiencing issues accessing Twitter on web and mobile apps. We’re looking into it."


Back up, and they sent out a message on status.twitter.com:

Update [12:12pm PDT]: During a planned deploy in one of our core services, we experienced unexpected complications that made Twitter unavailable for many users starting at 11:01am. We rolled back the change as soon as we identified the issue and began a controlled recovery to ensure stability of other parts of the service. The site was fully recovered by 11:47am PDT. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Twitter is indeed down. No message on http://status.twitter.com though.

http://status.twitter.com is kinda down here (Italy).

> http://status.twitter.com is kinda down here (Italy).

Seems like we need http://status.status.twitter.com

I find it slightly amusing that their status message that was just posted has a "Tweet" button on it.

Gah. I'd just posted a really good reply to three people, then had a followup when it died. The essence of comedy is timing.

I'm getting:

Twitter is currently down for maintenance. We expect to be back shortly. For more information, check out Twitter Status. Thanks for your patience!

This is too bad. It comes if you refresh enough. But in the middle of the day, why would they do maintenance? Sorry Raffi, you failed this time.

Wisconsin here and also see twitter is down. Stuck in a two hour corporate meeting. #terribletiming

Next post on HN: The massive infrastructure behind Twitter's error page

There will be a lot of graphs that don't look great around the operations team. I wonder how much of an impact each minute that the service is down has on their uptime %.

> I wonder how much of an impact each minute that the service is down has on their uptime %.

Well, that's simple math: A year has roughly 525600 minutes, that makes one minute about 0.000190258752 % of the potential uptime.

Monthly, weekly, daily uptime calculations are left as an exercise to the reader, as well as proper calculations for leap years.

Depends if you like red.

I can't tweet about twitter being down!?

Next best thing, post to HN.

Down in London, UK.

Their API doesn't appear to be working, either.

not just twitter , you can check any website from the app "Is Website Down" for Android .. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lowendapp....

"Something is technically wrong."

Maybe: Technically, something is wrong.

Or: Something is wrong with our technology.

I think it was a joke.

was kinda making a joke...oh well

Turtles al the way down. You can never really be sure. Sorry.

Yup, logged out, and "Something is technically wrong" if I try to log back in.

And I thought I got a late 'free password reset' .. I am disappoint.

Same in Turkey also. Can people write their country also with twitter status?

Twitter seems to be working here, unless it's some uncanny fake...

Yup, session errors! Both on mobile and web, multiple IP's.

And it's back. Will make for an interesting post-mortem

Hm, why the down vote? If updating when the topic in question changes isn't contributing, how are the million "twitter's down" dupes?

Same here. Can't log in via mobile, desktop or browser.

I miss the fail whale.

so annoying, what am I paying for if this goes down like this?

oh wait...

You say that sarcastically, but I imagine that many brands, who have advertising campaigns scheduled for one of the more lucrative days of the week, will be less amused.

With a PPC/CPM model Twitter is internalizing all the losses...

Do they have different models?

I'm not necessarily referring to Sponsored Tweets; brands often coordinate word-of-mouth campaigns across all forms of media too, and Twitter's downtime would hurt that too.

Oh, no doubt. Some API functionality went haywire earlier today too... so anything built on top of Twitter can potentially have issues.

oh yeah good point!! I totally forgot about "sponsored tweets".

was down in India too. Seems to working fine now. Was logged out and it kept telling me to stop logging in because I'm already logged in!

SERIOUSLY, Is this really the place for this?

Same. Looks like it's a global problem.

It's finally back. At least for me.

Be careful, you will probably be downvoted for saying so.

Well.. you guys are not missing much. Must funny part is that #twitterdown is now trending in Twitter. :D

Full tilt for me. Site and via Android.

I am fully in--Twitter back online NYC

Same here, but apparently you're not allowed to say so.

twirssi failing, and re-logging returns "Technical issues" page on Twitter.com

France here. down too.

Same too from France…

turns out the Twitter Api is down too. God help us all.

Down in Austin, TX.

Down in London, GB

It is back up now

yeah can't log-in anymore. Session error

The API is up.

Same from NYC.

seems back again (in SF, CA)

Mine is still down in Melo Park, CA


Yes, UK.

aaaaand it's gone.

Dong Nguyen speaks and Twitter shuts down.

Damn, that guys good.

down in Ireland also

thanks a lot, argv0

twister is up

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