It’s not your computer – Twitter is down and Facebook is running slow.
Twitter was hit by a coordinated denial of service attack this morning, according to its corporate blog. A surge in traffic from Twitter to Facebook has caused Facebook to run abnormally slow today as well.
“Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote in his company blog.
While a surge in productivity across the United States is probably taking place, I actually needed Twitter for a work-related project I’m working on. So I’ll use this post to promote my project instead.