Twitter back online after widespread outage

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Cape Town, South Africa – December 29, 2011: iPad 2 with twitter website open on the screen, lying on an Apple MacBook Pro.

(WPRI) — If you like to check Twitter while enjoying your first cup of coffee, you may have been out of luck early Wednesday morning.

Twitter reported a widespread outage across the platform as well as TweetDeck.

In a tweet just after midnight, Twitter informed users they may have trouble tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing direct messages.

By 7 a.m., the social media platform tweeted that the problem was just about fixed and that most, if not all, users, were back online.

Twitter did not say what caused the outage.

According to, the complaints about the outage peaked around 4 a.m., but by 7 a.m. dwindled.

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