Many of us have noticed the huge white whale that springs on our browsers sometimes when trying to access Twitter. The whale essentially comes with the ‘Twitter is over capacity’ sign. As it happens, a whole lot of users got to see the whale today, signifying that the micro-blogging site was suffering from large-scale over-capacity issues.
Some users were able to access the website normally whereas others could access it only intermittently and had to refresh the page repeatedly after getting the white whale.
Multiple sources, keeping tabs on Twitter’s status, confirmed the hiatus, citing that the website was intermittently available throughout the day. The hiccup was experienced by users worldwide and wasn’t limited to a given region.
Commenting on the situation, Twitter stated on its status page, “Some users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.”
Thankfully, the engineers did work out the issue and after a few hours of riddling problems, the website was back to normal. Confirming the resumption of normal access, Twitter updated the status thus, “We experienced intermittent issues affecting web and mobile users, globally, between approximately 7:00am and 9:50am PST. This incident has now been resolved. We apologize to users who were affected by this, and we’re working to ensure that similar issues do not occur.”