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Twitter Down: The 'Fail Whale' Returns With Twitter Outage On Jan. 31

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Welcome back, Fail Whale. (Twitter)
Welcome back, Fail Whale. (Twitter)

Your "Throwback Thursday" or #tbt photos are going to have to wait on Twitter.

As of around 10 a.m. EST, the social media site was experiencing downtime and server issues. The site and updates have been inaccessible from browsers Google Chrome and Firefox as well as iOS apps such as Tweetbot for iPad or iPhone.

The website downrightnow, which tracks outages at Twitter and other sites, noted that there are "Likely Service Disruption." The website "Down For Everyone Or Just Me?" added: "It's not just you! Twitter.com looks down from here." Another third party site, "Is It Down Right Now" noted a non-responsive server, confirming "Twitter.com is DOWN for everyone."

Twitter's last downtime period took place 10 days ago during a high volume tweeting event: President Obama's second inauguration. Twitter went on to address the connectivity issue seven hours later.

Twitter has not issued a statement for this downtime yet. We will update if they do so.

UPDATE 1: At around 10:20 a.m. ET, Twitter acknowledged that service is sporadic. "Some users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter," a company blog wrote. "Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue."

UPDATE 2: It appears Twitter is back and up and running normally. At 1:48 p.m. ET, Twitter's support account (@support) tweeted: "And we're back! Pardon the interruption."

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