Twitter went down for millions of people across the globe, As the CEO, Elon Musk announces backend server architecture changes to make the micro-blogging platform faster; it was also the first widespread service disruption since Musk acquired the company for $44 billion. As per the report of, a website that monitors online outages, shows a spike in complaints, with 82 percent of users reporting that Twitter’s website wasn’t working properly.

Backend Server Architecture Changes to Make Twitter Faster

Twitter users had complained about not being able to send tweets or retweets, while others were simply greeted with an error message upon logging in. Later, Elon Musk, tweeted; “Significant backend server architecture changes rolled out. Twitter should feel more responsive.” The tweet triggered a flood of reactions where people started posting memes of people holding phones and asking whether we should turn them on or off.

The London-based internet monitor NetBlocks said, “Twitter is experiencing international outages affecting the mobile app and features including notifications”. According to Downdetector, nearly 9000 users experienced problems with the site as of 7:30 a.m. EST (12:30 p.m. GMT). The online outage detector website wrote, “User reports indicate Twitter has been having problems since 7:13 EST.

“Works for me,” Musk Responded

Elon Musk or Twitter Support did not acknowledge the Twitter outage, in fact, the Twitter Support hasn’t tweeted anything since Christmas. On the other hand, Elon Musk responded to the user – reporting the outage – saying that it ‘works for me.’ The outage took three hours to get resolved; as indicated by a former Twitter employee; “If an issue does occur, recovery will take longer because the people tasked with maintaining core services have been laid off.”

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