Twitter says its intermittent outages Thursday have been caused by a software bug.
The microblogging service has been crashing frequently throughout the day as a result of a "cascaded bug," which is a glitch "that isn’t confined to a particular software element," a spokesman for the company said.
"Its effect 'cascades' into other elements as well," he said.
At one point, I was unable to access the site for more than half an hour, and throughout the day it seemed to be running slower than normal.
Twitter said it would provide updated information about the crashes soon. For now, Twitter's status website continues to say that the issue is ongoing and that the company's engineers are trying to solve it.