Trump's worst nightmare is over; Twitter is back up after one hour outage

Trump's worst nightmare is over; Twitter is back up after one hour outage
President Donald Trump can now breathe a sigh of relief. Twitter is back up after being down for an hour. Frankly, we don't how anyone survived without the social media app up and running. According to DownDetector, the number of complaints it received about Twitter soared from 32 to nearly 70,000 in minutes. The outage started at 2:46 pm EDT with 45% of the reports complaining that the website was down, 33% upset about the iOS app not working and 21% reporting that the Android app wasn't running.

When the service was down, Twitter members saw a blue bar on their screen with white text that announced, "Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing-we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon." At 3:58 pm EDT, the company announced that it was up and running again with a cute tweet that read, "miss us?" Twitter announced that the outage was caused by a "configuration change," and noted that not everyone is able to access Twitter at this time.

Twitter announces the end of the outage

Twitter announces the end of the outage



In case you were wondering how President Trump coped with the outage, he was ironically hosting a "Social Media" Summit at the White House at the time. Neither Twitter nor Facebook was invited to attend.

Twitter members went a little over an hour with no service

Twitter members went a little over an hour with no service

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24 Comments

1. JackWolfe

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 06, 2018

Why you gotta bring politics into this? It's unnecessary. Stay tech focused.

3. Alan01

Posts: 584; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

This story has no political bent at all. Trump uses Twitter. A lot. Both Democrats and Republicans can agree on that. Twitter was down, ergo the president might have been upset. Regards, Alan

6. jefff

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

How are you you going to get all sassy and use the word "ergo" when you can't even get a headline correct? It's "worst nightmare," not "worse nightmare."

11. Alan01

Posts: 584; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Yes, I made the correction. That's on me. Thanks! Regards, Alan

9. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Please remove our presidents name from this crap! Keep politics out of phonearena! "The story has no political bent" than take his name of the title.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6591; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I can only give you one thumb up...I'm sorry...

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6591; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Agreed. Any chance to bash Trump and they'll hop on it.

15. Cat97

Posts: 1799; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Was it really necessary to write this pathetic cliche of a comment ?

2. Valdomero

Posts: 659; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Twitter was down? wait... I don't even use Twitter.

5. djcody

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Allan poor boy get trigger again. TDS on rampage

7. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 66; Member since: May 29, 2019

You look like death. Consider living past 2016.

8. maherk

Posts: 6748; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not fan of his, but there's no reason to mention his name other than to use it as a clickbait. The last thing we need is a political comments war on this website. Leave this kind of journalism to Victor.

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6591; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I was about to give you a thumb up, but then you mentioned Victor... He needs to smarten up as well. But then again...it's all about generating interest in an article right. Had Alan not mentioned Trump, this article's comment section would be somewhat sparse right now...yes?? lol

10. galaxyisking

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

No one cares about your stupid opinion on politics, why don’t u stick to tech.

12. Alan01

Posts: 584; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Some are you guys are just too salty. There was no political intent in this article. Trump uses Twitter a lot. Twitter was down. That was it. Where is there anything even remotely critical of him in the headline or in the story? Alan

16. MsPooks

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

You know what you were doing. Everybody knows what you were doing. Just be a man and own it.

17. lyndon420

Posts: 6591; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It needed to be said...and you just said it. lol

20. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Yeah and a couple hundred million other people use Twitter also so why mention him in the title? Whether you were criticizing him or not is irrelevant. You know exactly what you were doing and it's disgraceful.

18. BigVanVader

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

I agree with Alan. No one had a go at Trump in the article.

19. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

That's irrelevant the point is he has absolutely nothing to do with the story and was inserted in the title for clickbait and causing controversy in the comment section. This should be unacceptable and against guidelines. I've been on this site for a very long time and don't want to see these kinds of articles. And yes a article about Trump and Huawei would be acceptable this shouldn't be.

21. civicsr2cool

Posts: 261; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

"he was ironically hosting a "Social Media" Summit at the White House at the time. Neither Twitter nor Facebook was invited to attend." Funny how you mention that but skip over the summit is to BREAK UP social media for their political bias lol, why on earth would they invite them. Twitter was down as people were arriving there and sharing tweets about the event/live streaming, coincidence? I think not, this was strategic.

22. inFla

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

Great, another writer who can't keep his political bias out of his tech articles.

23. TS020

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 16, 2019

That you brought President Trump into an article where he didn't need to be is much more of an indictment of you than him Alan. If you can't keep politics out of your articles then you shouldn't be writing (unless it's for Salon or some other bottom-feeder tabloid). Stop acting like a good reason to vote for him if you disagree with him that much and start being more mature please. Thank you.

24. dumpster666

Posts: 58; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

can't get trump out of yo mind? what a loser.....leftist propaganda at its height.

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