If you've been on Twitter lately then you would have noticed the irritating loading issues that the site seems to be plagued with this week. Users on the popular social site have been reporting anything from slow load times to just plain not loading at all. You can see very clearly what affect this has had on the Twitter community. Monday the hashtag “If twitter shut down for a week” was the highest trending hashtag in the U.S.
This is just the latest in what seems to be an overload on all social networking sites. It is not just Twitter. Facebook has been slowed and claimed it was due to its new Graph search which is still in beta for the moment. Fiverr has been experiencing similar issues, even though it isn't considered to be a social platform.
Many took to Twitter’s status page to voice opinions over the latest fiasco. Unfortunately, Twitter’s status page is hosted at Tumblr which has also seen frequent recent loading troubles.
Could this all be due to the fact that more and more people are pouring onto these sites every day? It would seem hard to believe that giant sharing platforms like Face book and Twitter were not equipped for a massive influx of new users.
What we do know is that all social sites across the Web have had several reports regarding load times. Despite many attempts we have been unable to contact anyone directly for a comment. It is likely that these problems are all just coincidence and will likely be resolved soon. But, what if they weren't?
We want to know. What you would do if Twitter shut down for a week?
Leave a comment below, tell us what you would do if your favorite social site suddenly shut down.