Twitter was having a rough night on Monday. The service was working intermittently, causing the term “Twitter is Over Capacity” to trend nationally on the microblogging service.
Twitter addressed the glitch on its blog Monday night, stating “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.”
Pingdom, which monitors Twitter’s uptime, reports that the service has not been down for a moment all month. Twitter also hit 100% uptime in September. Its last major outage was on June 21 — the biggest the site had experienced in eight months.
The technical issues — not a full-blown outage — led to a few memorable tweets on the subject, including:
Twitter is over capacity. Please wait a moment because Justin Bieber is online.
— meti (@metrauhl) October 16, 2012
“Twitter is Over Capacity.” Twitter is currently Avada Kedavraing my patience.
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) October 16, 2012
┈┈╭━━━━━━╮┏╮╭┓┈┈ ┈┈┃╰╯┈┈┈┈┃╰╮╭╯┈┈ ┈┈┣━╯┈┈┈┈╰━╯┃┈┈┈ ┈┈╰━━━━━━━━━╯┈┈┈ ╭┳╭┳╭┳╭┳╭┳╭┳╭┳╭┳ ╯╰╯╰╯╰╯╰╯╰╯╰╯╰╯╰ Over capacity, Graças a #Oioioi175
— SEGUE DE VOLTA? (@Its_wanderson) October 16, 2012