Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) site stopped working on 26 May around 3.20 pm EST with the outage mostly affecting the users from the East Coast of the US and in parts of Western Europe. As per the outage map of the social media site, very little outages were reported on the West Coast of the US.
Twitter Outage Affect Android & iOS Platforms
During the outage, the users were greeted with an error message, “something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing-we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.” This took many users by surprise who wondered why their Twitter notifications were not working or whether Twitter has stopped working on a tablet and will need a phone to load tweets. By 3:40 pm, most of the users said that Twitter was working again.
The outage affected both the iOS and Android platforms and also desktop as well as third-party sites like Tweetdeck.
National Australia Bank Outage Affects Services In Australia
Customers of National Australia Bank customers could not access their online, mobile, Eftpos, and ATM services after a countrywide outage. According to reports, the outage started around 7.50 am AEST and was followed by angry customers complaining and demanding an explanation on social media about the outage as they could not make even the basic payments for fuel or food. One of the users tweeted that the company that employs him literally lost thousands of dollars in sales because of the outage in the morning.
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Another customer, Jaimee Lee posted on Twitter that she got to know about the outage after filling her car with petrol. Lee also said that she has a food shopping to do for her son’s birthday party and hence is panicking a bit. Many other customers of NAB complained that they could not pay for things like taxi fares overseas during the outage. Three of the four services of NAB was restored by 1 pm AEST.
Even though regular services like Internet Banking, EFTPOS, and ATMs came back online within few hours, it took NAB some time to restore the mobile banking app. The executive of NAB, Anthony Healy apologized to the customers for the outage by issuing a video apology on social media.