What’s the Deal with Twitter?

Twitter has announced that over the next two weeks, the popular micro blogging site will be experiencing relatively short but planned maintenance in an effort to provide greater stability during record traffic. This means that the service will likely be taken down although, the company promises, not during World Cup games.

According to a Twitter blog post, the company tried to work through tweaks to the system last Friday, but instead uncovered unexpected deeper issues which have caused inadvertent downtime.

Twitter experienced a serious outage Monday night, and crashed again Tuesday morning. Recent issues include missing tweets and duplicate tweets in timelines.

Twitter promises to notify users ahead of time before closing down shop for maintenance.

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