‘Something is technically wrong’. That’s what Twitter said on Tuesday morning January 19 2016. Millions of Twitter users all over the world were blocked from the social network. How could this outage happen?
According to DownDetector, a site that tracks internet sites and mobile apps in real time, users were experiencing the most trouble with Twitter’s website, smartphone app and tablet apps. Also third-partyservices, such as TweetDeck, were intermittently unavailable. It turns out that Twitter experienced an issue ‘related to an internal code change’ that caused the outage for a long time. On Tuesday afternoon, Twitter said they reverted the change, which fixed the issue.