Timeline Oddity Update

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Update: We were testing a new application server tonight that didn’t work right so we rolled it back. Lots of folks saw an error page while we were fixing the bug—which is a bummer.

Some folks experienced a more dramatic error which had them accidentally updating other people’s Twitter—this is a more serious issue which crosses into the realm of security. We took this very seriously, acted quickly, and learned from our mistake.

We hope our error didn’t put you out too much tonight. We’re pulling together the team and analyzing how we made this mistake so we can avoid this error next time.

Users have reported some oddness in their Twitter timeline in the last few minutes—specifically, they’re seeing updates they don’t normally see. We’re tracking this and working on a fix. We’ll keep you posted.

While we’re working on this, you might see the “Something is technically wrong” page. Thanks for bearing with us.