My hands got clammy, I kinda got the shakes. When news spread throughout the newsroom that Twitter was down... I didn’t believe it. Like everyone else, I stopped, fired up my web browser and tried to load the page.
Immediately, I checked my iPhone, my tablet. How was I to function? Like so many, I resorted to my second “like”: Facebook.
With the help of a CNN article, I found some people who survived the outage with humor.
You learn a lot when #Twitter is down. For example, my wife left me four years ago.
— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) July 26, 2012
When Twitter goes down you'd think I would get more done.Turns out I just keep checking if it is back up again.
— David Smith (@_DavidSmith) July 26, 2012
I kept checking myself... over and over and over again.
Here’s Twitter’s explanation for the problem, if you care: