Is Twitter down? Social networking site Twitter experiences wide-spread outage

TAMPA - The social networking site Twitter had a wide-spread outage Thursday afternoon.

According to the website  downrightnow.com  , the website twitter.com went down at about noon and is considered a major service disruption.

The  status page for Twitter  reported this information: "Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue."

Our attempts to access the service, including through mobile apps, were unsuccessful.

If you're a heavy Twitter user, how are you getting by without the 140-character updates from your friends and connections?  Chime in via the comment box below.

Keep checking newsnet5.com for updates on this outage.

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