August 22, 2018
Those Twitter users who saw a lot of loading animations this afternoon were not alone.
According to DownDetector.com, DownRightNow.com, and plenty of frustrated Twitter users, the northeastern United States is having a hard time using the microblogging website.
Here’s a what Down Detector’s outage map looked like at of 4:22 p.m. ET, for reference:
Timelines had been stagnant for at least a half-hour at the time of this article’s posting, although users could still tweet and search tweets. By 4:55 the map had begun to clear up, and the red outage hot-spots overlaying Philadelphia; New York; Washington D.C. and Baltimore; and Boston had begun to dissipate.