fail whale

  • See Twitter’s Founders As Nesting Dolls By The Creator Of Fail Whale

    See Twitter’s Founders As Nesting Dolls By The Creator Of Fail Whale

    Remember Fail Whale? It might be hard to recall now that Twitter is a public company with a $34.7 billion market cap, but a few years ago, the site had frequent outages as it struggled to scale up. The appearance of a placid-looking white whale borne aloft by eight birds was source of irritation and amusement for Twitter’s users, and the image by artist Yiying Lu quickly became iconic. Read More

  • Twitter Currently Experiencing Widespread, Rolling Service Outage [Update: Resolved]

    Twitter Currently Experiencing Widespread, Rolling Service Outage [Update: Resolved]

    Twitter is currently experiencing a widespread service outage that appears to be intermittent, according to our checks with the web client, third-party apps and website service status checking tools. Other TC staff are able to access the service on and off every few minutes, but it seems like the stream is interrupted, and third-party clients like Tweetbot still appear to be having trouble… Read More

  • Twitter Is Having Connectivity Issues Again, But Why? (UPDATED)

    Twitter Is Having Connectivity Issues Again, But Why? (UPDATED)

    With a lot of people in the United States off for the national holiday, Twitter appears to be buckling under the pressure. Right now, the service is experiencing issues, including the inability to connect to any of its official apps. As is usually the case, the problems are intermittent and don’t affect all users. Sadly, when the service goes down like this, there isn’t an… Read More

  • Twitter Tweaks The Fail Whale Based On TechCrunch Commenter Feedback

    Sometimes our commenters are a little insane — but we love them anyway. And other companies do too. And here’s proof. Twitter has tweaked the Fail Whale page (you know, the page you see all the time when Twitter is down) based on a comment one TechCrunch reader left on a post about Twitter’s downtime earlier this week. Okay, it’s not a huge change, but it’s a… Read More

  • Twitter is down again, Mein Führer

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AcXcaQA%5D This is horribly inappropriate. Special thanks to our own Nicholas Deleon (and his brother Gabriel) for masterminding this gem. Read More