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How Twitter Reacted To Twitter’s Outage

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Twitter was down on the night of July 11th 2019 from 9:46 pm to around 10:56 pm. The one-hour long outage was apparently caused by an “internal configuration change” – whatever that means.

Unlike the quo, where Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down and Twitter users throw jokes left right and centre over the issue, this time around things were a little bit awkward. The pun machine, Twitter, was down and the big question was, where were people ranting about the issue?

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Interestingly, once Twitter services were restored, the hashtag #TwitterDown was among the top trends on the platform. Confused? Well, this tweet captures it all:

Through the hashtag, users expressed the hard times that hit them for that one hour, with a good number of people taking the opportunity to throw shade at Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – which were ironically up and running, but it seems WhatsApp status offered the best consolation with some crazy folks asking for RTs  – on WhatsApp:

 

Twitter itself did not shy away from making fun of the whole situation, maybe trying to lighten up the mood:

As of now, Twitter says they are monitoring the situation. The company does acknowledge that a few people might still be facing issues here and there with the platform.

The take away from this all? Well, this tweet captured it perfectly:

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