The micro-blogging site Twitter is once again experiencing bugs. On Monday Jan. 5 users started experiencing problems in posting their statuses as there was a delay with timelines. Many users complained about the delay of their posts and about the fact that timelines were not updating their tweets as fast as they used to.
Some reported that Tweetdeck was unable to show any new tweets for about 30 minutes, the same thing happening when they tried to access the Twitter site. In some cases, new tweets appeared temporarily before being permanently erased.
This new incident interfering with the performance of a network where 500million tweets are posted daily takes place just one week after the first disruption that was caused by a bug in the site’s front end code. The first time, users could not log into their accounts for 5 hours, many deciding to complain on Reddit.
The first incident caused disturbances on smartphones as well, users reporting problems on Twitter apps installed both on Androids and iPhones and tweets posted via TweetDeck appearing as having been posted one year ago. The error occurred on Dec. 29 at noon and lasted until 5:25 p.m. The cause was believed to be a bug which made Twitter’s servers compute it was already 2015.
Regarding the first incident, Twitter made the following statement:
“This issue was due to a bug in our front end code, which has been patched. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this”.
As with the first error, Twitter announced on Monday that they were aware of the problem and that all the measures necessary to bring the site back to full performance were taken. The cause of the disturbance was not revealed. The company made the announcement via their own site:
“Between 16:51 and 18:30 PST today, users experienced a delay in tweets appearing in their timelines. This issue has been fully resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.”
The problem seemed to be resolved by 6:30 p.m. although some delays regarding posted tweets and minor errors regarding TweetDeck were still noticed.
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