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Twitter Back Online After Partial Disruptions globally due to 'technical issues'

 April 13, 2016, 11:49 p.m. EST: Twitter came back online in some parts of the world momentarily after an outage lasting more than one hour. People were relieved to be able to finally discuss the horror on the platform itself. Then it died again.
Twitter has gone down in parts of the world due to a "technical difficulty."
The social media giant went down at 10:40 p.m. EST on Wednesday. 

A Twitter spokesperson said the company was "working on a fix, stay tuned".
Website tracking services including and aussieoutages show reports of an issue beginning to roll in shortly before 1.00pm.
The total outage — which resulted in a rarely seen 'something is technically wrong' screen at — appeared to go beyond Australia and is affecting users in Asia and the United States as well. 

Third-party services like TweetDeck are still up and running, suggesting the problem stems from a change within Twitter’s own configuration, and not the API it supplies to developers. We’re now 15 minutes into the outage, and thinkpieces by the dozen are surely being penned.
Twitter has confirmed this outage in a statement, saying: “Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution.”
UPDATE: April 14, 2016, 12:57 a.m. EST: Twitter is back up, according to Twitter. For now...