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Yes, Twitter is Down – What Happens To Apps Built on Twitter?
Yes folks, Twitter is down. Take this opportunity to clean out your email, clean your hard drive, take a walk or check out one of our great sponsors. From what we can tell, Twitter has been down for approximately thirty minutes as of the time of this post. We’ve received a variety of emails also noting the same. Our man in Switzerland says he is also unable to access the site.
Earlier this year we highlighted 10 excellent ideas on how to use the time when Twitter is down.
The question no one seems to be addressing is what happens to the apps that are built on top of Twitter? This morning we profiled Summize and their conversational search that uses Twitter. So for now, people can search but that’s about it – the “real-time” index won’t be updated until the service returns. How does this affect their income potential? What about all of the hundreds of other Twitter apps?
Is Twitter down where you are? If so, how are you using the time?
Update 7:34 PM Eastern: Twitter was partially up for a moment.
Update: 8:19PM Eastern: Twitter remains out of service – no update has been provided on the Twitter blog.
Update 8:48PM Eastern: From Chris Anthony: We have an update from Alex Payne via the Twitter Development group on Google:
“I can confirm that we have been down for some time due to a massive unexpected cache invalidation. We’re working to bring the site back up, although some features will be limited until caches have repopulated.”
Update: 9:15pm Eastern: Twitter is back with limited functionality