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Twitter glitch takes platform offline for second time in nine days

Microblogging firm blames ‘unexpected complications’ during key deployment

Twitter glitch takes platform offline for second time in nine days
Twitter invested heavily in its infrastructure prior to its IPO.

Twitter Inc’s microblogging platform was taken offline yesterday for an hour for the second time in nine days, due to a software glitch, Reuters reported.

The company issued an apology to its 250m users, citing "unexpected complications" during "a planned deploy in one of our core services".

The company encountered a similar brief crash on 2nd March during the Oscars, when the system strained under a deluge of tweets and retweets about a "selfie" featuring show host Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and others.

Twitter invested heavily in its infrastructure prior to its IPO, having seen a lot of instability in service levels during its early years.

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