As you probably already know, and have discussed in vivid, 140-character detail, an attack caused a system-wide shutdown of Twitter yesterday, forcing millions of tweeters to experience life in 141 characters or more. Ostensibly, the attacks were a form of “collateral damage” from a dispute between Russia and Georgia over the region of Abkhazia.
Speculation continues to support this “Berlin Firewall” theory. Sources indicate that a Facebook CEO believes the attack was a way to silence Georgian blogger Cyxymu from communicating with his 140-character starved supporters. The attack lacks the finesse of a silenced Remington in a dark alley, but I’m sure Cyxymu appreciates keeping his brains inside his head.
We’re told that Twitter is up and running again for everybody except Blackberry users, who have probably suffered hardest throughout this whole ordeal, except perhaps for the people of Abkhazia, or, worse still, Blackberry users living in Abkhazia. That said, we’re still having some issues loading and timeouts, but that could also be our shitty Sprint EV-DO card. Is Twitter working OK for you, now?