Micro-blogging site, Twitter briefly stopped working.
Users couldn’t see any new posts on the site. Instead, timelines are filled with old posts, suggesting the feeds aren’t updating. The problems started in the past few minutes, according to the site Down Detector.
They might not appear obvious straight away since the page loads normally and shows tweets – but only old ones. Twitter has also taken to showing its users’ timelines out of order, meaning that it is not strange to see old posts appear at the top of the feed.
The problems don’t appear to be affecting Tweetdeck, Twitter’s own specialist client for the site.
Twitter once regularly went down, so often that its error message became a meme in itself. But as the site has grown it has also become more stable, making outages rarer.