With millions of users worldwide, Twitter is one of the most widely utilized social media sites. It is a microblogging platform that enables people to communicate with others, express their ideas, and share their opinions. Unfortunately, the platform occasionally encounters outages, which annoys and frustrates its users. One of those days was today, when Twitter experienced a brief outage.
Users of numerous social media sites were the ones who initially reported the outage, with many claiming that they were unable to get into their Twitter accounts or load any tweets. According to reports coming in from the US, Europe, and Asia, the problem looked to be affecting people all over the world. Many on Twitter think that the outage is a result of Musk’s recent layoff of some engineers.
The hashtag #TwitterDown, which has thousands of tweets under it, is currently one of the most popular ones on Twitter. Therefore, even when the feed is hidden, tweets are still posted promptly. It is reasonable to presume that there is a problem with the feed alone. Yet, the followers list has vanished for certain individuals. Yet it’s visible to others.
The problem arose after Musk abruptly let go 200 employees, or 10% of the workforce. Several product managers, engineers, and data science staff members at Twitter lost their jobs. Esther Crawford, who was in charge of initiatives including the forthcoming payments platform and the Blue verification membership, was also let go by Musk. Also, during the most recent wave of layoffs, Chris Reidy, who was serving as the acting head of sales at Twitter, was laid off.