Twitter’s Laying Eggs: Many Avatars Missing

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Olympics May Be The Reason (Ha!) For Today’s Twitter Outage (UPDATE: Twitter Says Nope!)

Twitter’s having a rough day. It was down for nearly an hour earlier today, and now, many users are complaining that their Avatars have been replaced by an egg, the Avatar given to newcomers who have not yet uploaded their own picture.

Naturally, users are tweeting in droves complaining, trying to find out if they are showing up as an egg to their friends and making terrible egg-puns. Here’s my favorite so far:

I’ve reached out to Twitter for comment and I’ll keep you posted.

Update: Twitter has released a statement via their blog about the outage, but still no word on the Avatar problem.