There’s a little more to the story.
The reason Twitter crashed this morning is that the company was forced to make a temporary patch to address a serious issue with its API.
While the issue has been fixed, the company says that it will “make further adjustments” as soon as it’s safe to do so.
The problem affected some accounts and some people were temporarily banned, which may have caused some to go offline.
For some users, the crash was the most frustrating they’ve ever experienced, with users seeing their accounts deleted or not being able to view any content on the platform.
In the end, the problem appears to be related to the company’s implementation of a new API that handles authentication and security.
Twitter says it’s working with the affected users to “revisit” the API so that it can be fully up to date with security fixes.
To get your account back, head over to https://accounts.twitter.com.
What do you think about the crash?