SAN FRANCISCO — “Miss us?” Twitter tweeted from its official account as the Great Twitter Outage wound down.
We did, apparently.
For nearly an hour Thursday, the service we use to keep up with everything and nothing appeared inaccessible for people around the world, regardless of celebrity status or follower count. We reloaded and reloaded. Some turned to Instagram, Facebook and even LinkedIn to express outrage over the outage.
But it was just not the same.
Then, shortly before 1 p.m. PT, it was back for many of us. Twitter posted an explanation on its status page blaming an “internal configuration change” that it was fixing.
The model Chrissy Teigen phrased the collective sigh in all caps, tweeting “OH THANK GOD.” Earlier, she turned to Instagram to post what looked very much like a tweet: “TWITTER IS DOWN I DON’T KNOW WHERE ELSE TO SAY THIS AHHHHHH.” How serious she was is in the eyes of the beholder.