Twitter overload?

Is Twitter creaking under the strain?

I’ve not been able to tweet anything all morning (shock! horror!). Can usually log in ok, although it’s terribly slow, but not add anything.

Is it just me? Looking at Twitter just now, I see loads of recent tweets from my friends. But I can’t tweet!

So here’s the tweet I wanted to post but can’t:

Just arrived from Amazon – Richard Morgan’s latest cyber punk SF novel. Can’t wait to start reading!

So there you are. Scintillating stuff but, you know, I gotta tweet :)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. neville

    Me too, Kevin. Looks like the same for others, judging from many of the tweets I’ve seen today.

    At least that server pic is amusing to look at!

  2. Chip Griffin

    The system has ignored/eaten a bunch of Tweets I’ve tried to send in the past week, even though I see Tweets from others, so definitely not just you, Neville.

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  4. Laura Thomas

    I’m having the same issues Neville. Been trying to Twitter all morning from their website and through tweetbar, but no luck. Going into withdrawl! ;-)

  5. neville

    Things are definitely not good with Twitter today, that’s for sure.

    Exactly the same for me, Chip, with tweets being eaten or disappearing. Then the cat-fixing-the-server pic most of the time.

    Withdrawal indeed, Laura. This will get serious if not fixed pronto!

  6. neville

    Thanks, Roy. I’ve been using Jaiku as well for the past month or so (I’m at Now thinking about using it as my primary conversation starter rather than Twitter.

    Much depends on how Twitter’s problems get sorted out and whether I see a large scale migration of friends to Jaiku.

    Keeping an eye on things.

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