Twitter suffering from ‘too many tweets’

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Updated Yesterday, Twitter’s COO reported that the site receives 190 million visitors each day, with 65 million Tweets being posted every day.

That’s pretty impressive – so well done to Twitter.

However, with rather unfortunate timing the Twitter website appears today to be returning to what was once a familiar sight: the fail-whale.

Yes, Twitter certainly seems to be in bad shape today. As far as we can tell, the site is not suffering from the kind of distributed denial-of-service attack it has experienced in the past or from a hacking group hijacking its DNS records, and so we must take at face value the whale’s claim that there are…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.