One of the world’s most popular social media platforms, Twitter announced that it was back online today after the site was partially down because of an unknown bug. Users said they were not able to sign in to their account due to the Twitter bug and feared the site would be down for a longer period of time.
Twitter officials said the bug was in the front end code and that was patched by their tech experts. The company posted from its West Coast headquarters late on Sunday trying to assure the Twitter users that everything was back to normal and Twitter works just fine, after getting rid of the virus.
Users also complained that the Twitter bug caused them problems on the Twitter app for iPhone and Android devices. Others who used Twitter on TweetDeck computer application said that their posts were showing up as if they were posted a year back.
Twitter apologized to its users for the inconveniences the bug caused between 4 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. (California Time Zone). Twitter added in the apology post that something was very wrong technically speaking, with their site. On the Twitter welcome page the site thanked the users for noticing the problem and promised to fix it as soon as possible.
Twitter kept its promise and fixed the problem so that hundreds of millions of users can keep tweeting, especially since the holiday season is perfect for it.
In September Twitter announced having more than 280 million active users posting on their site. The Twitter bug problem comes a month after Sony was hacked into by a very sophisticated team of cyber criminals. The hackers stole great amounts of very important data from the Sony Pictures servers and caused the major company to take heavy precautions.
Some believed that North Korea was the main culprit behind the Sony attack because of the movie “The Interview” which makes fun of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The movie’s release date was postponed due to various reasons and caused the internet world to speculate about the real reason behind the cancellation of the movie.
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