(WZZM) - As of 1:30pm, it seems as if Twitter has returned to service. Tweet away!
(USA TODAY) - Only six weeks after experiencing a widespread outage, Twitter is again down for most users.
At around 11:00 a.m. ET, Twitter users started to see their streams come to a screeching halt and were not able to send 140-character messages.
Twitter confirmed to ABC News that it was aware of the outage and that its engineers were looking into it.
Twitter attributed the outage in June to a "cascaded bug" in one of its infrastructure components. In other words, major technical difficulties.
"The issue is ongoing and engineers are working to resolve it," Twitter spokesman Robert Weeks wrote last month.
Twitter used to be infamous for such periodic outages and the appearance of the "fail whale" error page. It has substantially improved its server capacity in the past two years. Users today are not seeing the "fail whale" page, but rather the site doesn't appear to be loading.
As of February, the Pew Internet and American Life Project reported that "some 15 percent of online adults use Twitter, and 8 percent do so on a typical day."
Twitter is expected to see increased traffic from the upcoming Olympic games. NBC and others have partnered with the social media service to share news, links and videos.
Google's Talk service also experienced an outage today.