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Twitter experiences problems

Users unable to access new version of Twitter or unable to access it at all on Tuesday

Twitter experiences problems
Twitter has been experiencing problems with the new version of its website, leading to many users being unable to access the site yesterday, or being directed to an older version of the site.

Twitter experienced problems with the new version of its social networking website on Tuesday, forcing it to revert to the old version, according to Reuters. The website was displaying the old version to some users while being inaccessible to others.

A service update message on the Twitter webpage said: "We've temporarily disabled #NewTwitter. Our engineers are working on re-enabling it and we'll update you shortly."

The social networking website, which allows users to send short messages of 140 characters or less to their followers currently has over 200 million users and has been used recently across the Middle East to rally protestors and tell the outside world about situations in countries such as Egypt, Libya and Bahrain.

Twitter recently moved its infrastructure to a new undisclosed location in Sacramento California. The company announced that this move would provide better reliability and allow it to keep up with capacity needs.

A Twitter spokeswoman told Reuters that they had no further details apart from the statements on its technical status webpage.

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