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Twitter appears to be down. What I would like to do is tweet that Twitter is down. But I can't. Because Twitter is down. That's like a Twitter paradox, which is also an idea that would make for a good tweet. But I can't tweet about not being able to tweet, because Twitter is down. The fact that my first reaction to Twitter's fail was to meta-tweet about it is, of course, also a humorous window into the Times In Which We Live, but I can't tweet that, either, because Twitter is down.

That's pretty much been my morning.

By Ezra Klein  |  August 6, 2009; 10:19 AM ET
 
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Use Witter mobile.washingtonpost.com/ there twits. That was as easy as pie. 2 T's are better than three. Irish Math. Two K's are better than three guys. Stay up Post.

Posted by: Dermitt | August 6, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse

betweet a rock and a hard place.

Posted by: jkaren | August 6, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Facebook is down at the moment too. Is this the apocalypse of social media?

Posted by: Castorp1 | August 6, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

social mediacalypse. i will now use this blog to socially network.

Posted by: rcaditzpeck | August 6, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Best Post Ever

Posted by: ajw_93 | August 6, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Love the post....

Here is some relief while the Twittersphere is in limbo:

http://www.istwitterdown.com/

Posted by: krgold | August 6, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Don't worry, as someone who experienced the many Fail Whales of the past, one tends to get over it and find something else to do until it comes back up.

Posted by: chrisbachmann | August 6, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

OMG! Twitter is down! It's the end of the world!!!

(so glad I'm not infected yet by that Twitter desease. Seems to turn reasonable folks into addicted zombies)

Posted by: Gray62 | August 6, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

@ezraklein the appropriate music to listen to while the system is down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDmyGn41jKY

Posted by: you-dont | August 6, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

You can always blog in under 140 characters. Same diff.

Posted by: bluegrass1 | August 6, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

It was hackers:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32315051/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/wid/11915829?GT1=40006

Posted by: Castorp1 | August 6, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

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