Maintenance successful. Thanks for your patience.
We will have a one hour maintenance window tonight, starting now.
A number of users are experiencing long load times on www.twitter.com. We’re working on that and will update here with more information.
Also: we will have a one hour maintenance window tonight at 10p Pacific.
Update: We resolved the site latency issues.
We had a 30 minute downtime due to unplanned maintenance on a database machine. We are back up; some users may see inconsistencies in follower/following counts for a period of time.
Apologies for the lack of advanced warning.
The site was down for about an hour due to a database problem.
User restoration has been turned back on now that we’ve fixed the underlying bug mentioned yesterday.
We’ve also seen an improvement in the follower inconsistency problems we talked about last week. But there are still users with fluctuating follower counts and those who run into problems when trying to follow more users. We’re working on those cases.
We’ve temporarily turned off user restoration while we address an underlying bug.
We’re working on it. A replication lag has caused a number of odd behaviors related to following folks and the counts you see for followers/followings.
We’re seeing delays of up to a couple hours in getting text messages from our upstream provider. We’re working on investigating this further.
Two problems with follower counts should now be resolved. Missing followers or folks you follow should be fixed. And we’ve fixed a problem where people with large followings were ending up with stale follower counts.
Follower and following counts may still fluctuate downward as we continue to clear out old inconsistencies.
Also: we’re tracking down a bug with the AOL contact importer. Apologies for the inconvience as we determine and fix the problem.
Some users will have been missing updates for the past couple hours due to a bug in an earlier deploy. The good news is that those updates from the folks you follow are not lost. Over the next several hours, we’ll be putting those updates back into place.