>If you are a twitterer (I’m sure there’s another word for that) you know the awful truth: Twitter* is down today, possibly due to a DOS attack. It doesn’t really matter why. What matters is that I can’t make a witty quip about the woman on the bus doing her make-up on the way to work in 140 characters or less. That’s what matters.
As Wired.com so introspectively put it: How do you confirm Twitter is down without Twitter?
You could check http://istwitterdown.com/ (Is it just me or is this new meme hilarious? I mean, for now… once it becomes too popular and you start seeing this kind of page everywhere I’m going to start punching the interwebs in the nards.)
Or you could go to http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/.
Down for everyone is awesome! I’m sure everyone in the world except me knows about it (case in point, and rather ironically, “Down for everyone” was down today when it was inundated with people trying to figure out if the entire world was Twitterless or not).
You plug in the website that you can’t seem to access and it tells you if the page is down for everyone, or if the interwebs has something against you personally. I wish I had known about it when I was trying to log into the Barclays site (I gave up and got an HSBC account instead – take THAT Baclays!) although I’m fairly certain that the interwebs were after me specifically that day.
Sigh. I don’t want to have to keep real blogging or going to the actual Facebook page to update my status. I wants me Twitter back. Which is funny when you consider I didn’t know what it was for when I started using it a year ago (or funnier when you consider I couldn’t tell you what it is for now).
*obviously don’t click on the Twitter link today, you twit. Twitter is down.