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Is Twitter down? Yes, and the internet is panicking

Update (11:02): Twitter now appears to be working to full capacity again.

We’ve grown increasingly dependent on social media in the modern age, so imagine our horror when it disappears…

Twitter is down for an indefinite number of users across the world right now.

People are currently experiencing issues on both desktop and mobile versions of the service as a result of the widespread outage.

Twitter has already admitted the issue on its status page:

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If you’re trying to access Twitter on your desktop web browser, you’ll probably be met with a “something is technically wrong” page.

It’s not clear when access to the service will be restored, although some pages do appear to be loading intermittently.

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Twitter first launched in March 2006 and now ranks as one of the world’s most popular social networks.

As of mid-2015, Twitter boasted upwards of 500 million users, of which approximately 302 million were active each month.

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