Tweets disappear from users’ Twitter feeds, confusion ensues
There was a brief moment of confusion on Twitter on Friday afternoon, as what appears to be a widespread glitch wiped out users’ timelines, making it impossible for them to see any tweets.
The problem didn’t last long, and Twitter was back to normal in no time. And of course, users quickly tweeted about the situation.
Here are a few funny tweets from confused users.
twitter was telling me there were no tweets in my timeline and my first thought was that i was left behind #rapture— KFitz (@kfitzzz) October 11, 2013
MY TIMELINE IS BACK #HALLELUJAH— Justice For All (@ForDjohar) October 11, 2013
TWITTER CRASHED AND I COULD SEE MY TWEETS OR TIMELINE IT FELT LIKE BEING STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND— amanda (@mullingwasted) October 11, 2013
my timeline is being dumb— no (@quinnshummel) October 11, 2013
whole timeline is freaking out bc they thought twitter blocked them wut— alannah (@thoughtof_rauhl) October 11, 2013
my whol timeline had a total panic attack whaahahahaha— Kim Maynard (@kim076) October 11, 2013
I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHOS TIMELINE WAS GONE BUT APPARENTLY I AM NOT— inga (@damnclifford) October 11, 2013
I GOT SCARED THAT I GOT SUSPENDED BECAUSE MY MENTIONS STOPPED WORKING AND MY TIMELINE WAS EMPTY AND I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO DO— mariam (@chanelspayne) October 11, 2013
I wish that my timeline was empty— Duncan Idunno (@DuncanIdunno) October 11, 2013
I’ve asked Twitter what caused the momentary tweet disappearance.
[Update 3:06 p.m. PDT Oct. 11: Twitter said the glitch lasted for about five minutes. The company said the source of the problem was a “code-related error” that was quickly rolled back. Twitter apologized.]