Twitter has been suffering a widespread but sporadic outage during the early hours of this morning,

The problems started at around 3:20am EST, with error messages claiming that the network is both “over capacity” and suffering an “internal error” both on desktop and mobile. Twitter confirmed the outage, even managing to tweet about the issue, and has been working to fix the problem.

However, the site’s service seems to be flickering on and off, with some users receiving the same service as ever, while others have had to... panic and do whatever you do when Twitter doesn’t work.

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We’ll keep you posted about Twitter’s status and what went wrong.

Update 07:23 EST: Almost four hours after the first reports of failure, Twitter is yet to announce a full fix and Down Detector still shows that people are reporting outages.

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[Twitter Status Blog]