A hacker attack this morning, shut down Twitter, and Facebook, and Live Journal. Twitter said in its status blog that it was “defending against a denial-of-service attack.”
OK, but how was I going to let people know what I’m having for lunch? Or that the sun is finally out?
The outage began at about 9 a.m. EDT, and still had lingering access problems midday, though both Twitter and Facebook seemed to be functioning at least intermittently, giving social media addicts a collective sigh of relief.
A public-relations manager in Manhattan, said she felt completely lost.”I had to GOOGLE SEARCH Twitter to find out what was going on, when normally my Twitter feed gives me all the breaking news I need.” OH, lighten up!
Some are keeping their sense of humor.
We are hording tinned foods and begun sacrificing our pets in case this truly is the beginning of the end. We can hear looting in the streets. We can smell cars burning. We can sense peoples microblogging frustration. We are crying to ourselves. TechChuff
It’s all fun and games till WoW goes down too, and we have to fend off the hoard of zombie-men stumbling into the streets in search of cheetos and brains. Roy
What about the children?? antje wilsh
Nine months after …. a lot of babies will born! daniel