You wake up on a Monday morning, and just as you’re about to scroll through Twitter, you’re hit with a series of glitches. You can’t seem to log in, and your links and images won’t load. Frustrating, right? Well, you’re not alone.
According to reports, Twitter was plagued with glitches for over an hour on Monday. As a result, links stopped working, some users couldn’t log in, and images wouldn’t load for others. The issue seemed to affect users globally, and many took to other social media platforms to complain about the inconvenience.
In response to the complaints, Twitter released a statement that read, “Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected right now. We made an internal change that had some unintended consequences.” However, the statement didn’t explain what caused the glitches or how long it would take to fix them.
Twitter has been experiencing instability and bugs in recent months after Elon Musk cut its staff sharply. Musk’s tweet on the matter, “This platform is so brittle (sigh). Will be fixed shortly,” comes as no surprise given the recent turmoil within the company.
Twitter engineers and experts have warned that the platform is at an increased risk of fraying since Musk fired most of the people who worked on keeping it running. As we saw last month, a bug left users unable to send tweets, and it appears that this latest round of glitches is just another symptom of a more significant issue.
While Twitter doesn’t anticipate near-term collapse, the engineers said that Twitter could become very rough at the edges, especially if Musk makes major changes without much off-platform testing. It’s clear that Twitter needs to invest more in its technical infrastructure and employee training to prevent further issues.
In the end, social media platforms like Twitter have become a vital part of our daily lives. Any glitch or outage, even if it’s just for an hour, can cause major disruptions. Twitter needs to address its underlying issues and ensure that it provides a stable and reliable service to its users.
Reference: Associated Press