Oh no, Twitter's gone down. How can we get the word out? Ah yeah, that's right. We have a website that works
App, dot-com go TITSUP globally (Total Inability To Share Usual Poppycock)
Updated Twitter.com is down worldwide along with its mobile and tablet apps. Yes, we know this must be a difficult time for you all.
The antisocial network, which is frequented by about 326 million users a month, fell offline about 45 minutes ago at time of publication.
People can't tweet, read tweets, retweet, or do pretty much anything on the microblogging maelstrom. Opening the site in a browser presents the usual error message: "Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon."
Maybe it's for the best. Perhaps the world could do with a little Twitter break to calm down, get some perspective, take a deep breath, breathe out slowly, and enjoy the digital silence. We'd add something like put away your phone, or close your laptop, but hey, there's, like, a load of Reg articles you might want to read, cough.
"We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter," a spokesperson for the San Francisco-based biz told us. Keep your eyes peeled on this status page for more updates.
This comes amid tweeter-in-chief President Trump's so-called social media summit today that doesn't actually involve any social media networks, just an unsettling mix of right-wingers, extremists and meme morons griping about Facebook, Twitter, et al.
Earlier today, Reddit's desktop site also fell over for a while, we note. ®
Updated to add at 1945 UTC
Well, it appears Twitter's back online, though it hasn't updated its status page yet.