Twitter went down and then back up in what appeared to be a widespread disruption affecting users around the world. Visitors to the micro-blogging website were greeted by the following message:

twitter down

Websites such as DownRightNow and Down Detector listed Twitter as being down, citing user comments for the information. The mobile app didn’t appear to be affected, and the micro-blogging site resolved the problem very quickly. The widespread outage only lasted for about 15 minutes, although some still reported a few minor problems afterward.

As is standard when a social network such as Twitter goes down, users resorted to complaining on the other major social media outlet: Facebook.