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Google Chat and Windows Azure outages are one thing. The latest Twitter meltdown, on the other hand, had Twitter addicts dealing with withdrawal. The site is back up, but still no word from Twitter on why the outage happened. Stay tuned.

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You could be forgiven for thinking the Internet was broken Thursday morning. Twitter went down as of 8:40 a.m. PST and news of that meltdown comes on the heels of high-profile outages of Google Chat and Windows Azure.

The only difference is that news of the Google and Microsoft snafus spread like wildfire on Twitter whereas there was no way to track the Twitter outage on, um, Twitter.

Reached for comment, a Twitter spokeswoman said: “We’re aware of the issue and are looking into it. Will let you know when we have an update.”

This outage, which surely has Twitter addicts (like say, myself)  in a panic, comes just a month after another outage rocked the popular social networking site in June.

10:00 AM PST: Twitter appears to be staggering back, with Tweets getting through for a few users. The site Down Right Now continues to monitor Twitter’s outage.

10:35 AM PST: Twitter finally appears to be back up for most users, although the company’s status blog still has no update on why the outage occurred.

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock user  Julien Tromeur

  1. Azure, Google Talk, and now Twitter. Cloudy weather indeed!

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  2. Marc Villemade Thursday, July 26, 2012

    What’s interesting is that it seems that it’s not an international outage. I have friends in France who are accessing it perfectly well.

    ??!

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    1. i haven’t heard back from twitter… but will update the story when i do. Interesting that it’s not affecting ww, although NPR just reported that the outage was felt beyond the U.S. What gives???

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