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Twitter down for many users after technical fault

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Twitter down for many users after technical fault

Twitter is offline for many users, with visitors receiving an error page on their website.

Some mobile users are also unable to read or post tweets to the network, which has over 300 million active members.  Twitter communicated the is via a tweet, in which the firm said it was aware of the problem.

Some users took to Facebook to complain.

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That last bit sounds more like jumping from the frying pan and straight into the fire to me.  But there again I can't stand Facebook!  It's an evil beast and it has had a devastating effect on people and relationships not to mention kids!

However, Twitter goes down and people jump straight on to the nearest social network.  Personally I think that's a missed opportunity.  First of all there's a wealth of interesting and informative websites out there with enough interesting content to expand minds rather than whiling away the time checking out who's dumped who.  But the saddest thing of all is that it would have been a perfect opportunity to talk to real people.  Pick up the phone and call your mum or speak to your uncle Bob.  What a sad society we live in these days.

Social media consultant David Schneider joked "I've had to talk to real people and that's a little bit frightening".   Well David, it wouldn't be so frightening if you put your social media down and started actually talking to real people.

I do wonder if there will come a time when people CAN'T actually talk to each other!


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Charmbrights

Charmbrights

I never use either Twitter or Facebook in spite of using computers since 1958 (yes nineteen fifty eight, over half a century ago). I avoid thenm as I am all too well aware that data on a net-connected database may just as well be written in letters six inches high on the wall outside your house for all the protection anyone gives it.
Charmbrights
23rd Feb 16 04:02

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Stalag14

Stalag14

Strictly for the brain dead, self obsessed, me me me generation, "social"... media what a laugh.

We often see groups of people, sat in our local Tesco cafe, doing what..... pratting about with their smart phone toy and ignoring each other.

I look over their shoulder and most of the time it's Facebook or Twitter etc.

What a waste of life.
Stalag14
25th Jan 16 08:01

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