Twitter is down: Social network is having technical problems

Caitlin Morrison
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What will the journalists do with Twitter not working? (Source: Twitter)

Shock horror: Tweeters are having trouble accessing Twitter this afternoon.

A notice on the website says "something is technically wrong" with the social network, adding: "Thanks for noticing - we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon."

Digital service tracker DownDetector reported that Twitter has been having issues since 06:18. According to DownDetector, most of the complaints (63 per cent) are being made about the website, while 20 per cent are being made about the iPad app and 16 per cent are about the Android app.

If you're really desperate to find out what's going on in the world but only in snippets of no more than 140 characters, all is not lost - Tweetdeck is still running for some users.

The error message Twitter users are finding