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Outages – were you ready?

Twitter had an extremely rare outage today, as our recent social media report showed, they’re one of the most reliable services we measure. But they do have outages and given the range of services plugged into the APIs it affected people enough that the news outlets noticed:

BBC Coverage here

So, were you ready for it?

The problems seem to have started around 13:00UTC (5am Pacific) and started clearing up around 15:00.  They were intermitent and we’ll publish a more detailed review of the anatomy of this outage and the identifying characteristics later.

From our initial insights, the US was largely unaffected with users in Asia and Europe having the worst performance.

As we like to say here, don’t get caught with your stats down!


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