Yes Twitter is down, tweeters seek refuge over at Facebook

21 Jun 2012

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There are a lot of people suddenly with nothing to do because Twitter is down due to engineering issues. Narcissists and self-publicists are seeking refuge over at Facebook for the moment where they are mingling with other narcissists and self-publicists. It’s like a reunion.

Twitter wrote on its website: "Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue."

Meanwhile Facebook users saw a sudden influx of legendary figures they thought long gone uttering inane comments like: "I betcha there’s gonna be a big surge of traffic on Facebook because Twitter is down."

Others wrote status updates in wistful, almost sentimental tones: "I remember the time when the fail whale was a daily occurance. Oh to live in such simple times again!"

If you’ve stayed to the end of this piece I recommend you try Twitter again, it might be fixed. Otherwise post pictures of your cat, your latest main course or the hotel you are staying in to remind your Facebook friends you are still very much alive. 😉

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

editorial@siliconrepublic.com