Mehul Reuben DasJan 04, 2023 16:04:14 IST
Twitter for sure is having a rough time as a platform. Globally, the app and the platform feels a little slow, especially when you try to view videos. Moreover, the number of outages or glitches that have cropped up over the last two months is also disconcerting.
Twitter users in Australia and New Zealand faced a massive outage of Twitter services. Users reported issues with the Twitter app and website started to be reported en masse in Australia and New Zealand, according to Down Detector. Outages appeared to begin at 6:39 AM AEST.
Users complained that the services on the platform were sporadic in nature and that their inbox and feed would glitch out inexplicably.
From a technical standpoint, the network has recently been less reliable; last Wednesday, there was a massive outage of the platform after Musk made some major modifications to the backend server architecture. This caused at least half of Twitter users, unable to log in to their accounts, and others to be unable to check their timelines.
This is the second time in about a week that Twitter suffered from a massive outage. The previous outage was a global one.
Back when Musk had started laying off people, and forcing key technicians out of the company, former employees had predicted that people who could troubleshoot and manage the platform’s running had left Twitter and that the platform was just a few missteps away from a massive technical failure.
Twitter’s been having performance problems since Oct 28, 2022.
— PlantiFa – 🐀🚜🌻 #RuthSentMe (@zenyatta4ever) December 29, 2022
User reports indicate Twitter is having problems since 10:49 PM EST. https://t.co/qqqwagygy9 RT if you’re also having problems None
— Downdetector (@downdetector) January 3, 2023
This should just be the pinned tweet
— dubs (@bigmandubs) January 3, 2023
— Tinker Dwarf 👽 (@Silver_Coal) January 3, 2023
These forewarnings seem to be coming true. Furthermore, there is also the fact that Musk has been trying to cut costs and has therefore stopped paying rent for the office spaces they rent. As a result, Twitter has had to shut down several data centres which has caused the load of users to be redistributed disproportionally.