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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Twitter/Facebook/maybe LJ? 
6th-Aug-2009 12:22 pm

A hacker attack shut down Twitter on Thursday morning, and Facebook also said it was ``looking into'' possible site problems.

Twitter said in its status blog Thursday that it was ``defending against a denial-of-service attack,'' in which hackers command scores of computers to a single site at the same time, preventing legitimate traffic from getting through.

For users of the fast-growing messaging service, the outage means no tweeting about lunch plans, the weather or the fact that Twitter is down.

Facebook also seemed to be experiencing problems, at least intermittently. Facebook spokeswoman Brandee Barker said the company was looking into it and would have an update ``as soon as possible.''

The Twitter outage began at about 9 a.m. EDT, said Ken Godskind, chief strategy officer at Web performance monitoring company AlertSite. The site still had access problems late morning.
6th-Aug-2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
I think LJ too.
6th-Aug-2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I wasn't able to get into LJ for several hours this morning.
6th-Aug-2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
I miss twitter. Sigh. Not that I really have a lot to say. Will you be updating in August at all? I hope so as I really enjoy your posts. :)
6th-Aug-2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
I will! Probably not as regularly, but I will. I like starting my morning with a post.
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6th-Aug-2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
And today's Ahmadinejad's inauguration.
6th-Aug-2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU! My google fu was sadly lacking this morning.
6th-Aug-2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
It's having access problems right now too!
6th-Aug-2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
I figured as much, when I had problems logging on at 0615 or so, this morning.

7th-Aug-2009 12:40 am (UTC)
No wonder I couldn't access my Twitter last night. :P
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