It’s one of those moments when Twitter gets overloaded and people can’t access the social media service. Just when fans wanted to tweet about Kobe Bryant’s last game and the Golden State Warrriors’ quest to break the single season record of 72 wins, Twitter went down. The timing was impeccable. It occurred right when Bryant scored the first of his 60 points in his final game.
And the system overloaded to the point where Twitter had to acknowledge it was having problems and the Lakers Twitter account went down for a period of time:
The outage monitoring service Down Detector had more than 2,700 complaints about Twitter going down at 10:48 ET on Wednesday:
And reaction to the outage was swift. Well, swift for an outage.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) April 14, 2016
— Jason Ender (@jason_ender1) April 14, 2016
Retweeted LOONEY! (@LooneyonFox):
— Olden Polynice (@OldenPolynice1) April 14, 2016
Kobe & Steph Curry broke Twitter tonight in the best ways possible. Always grind & the shine will come in due time
— Exhale (@Exhale_OFFICIAL) April 14, 2016
also, steph curry broke twitter
— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) April 14, 2016
The Lakers had to take drastic measures by tweeting from an alternate account:
.@Lakers is temporarily down. We will continue to tweet Kobe Bryant's final game from this account.
— Lakers Digital (@LakersDigital) April 14, 2016
But everything was finally resolved soon afterwards and people went back to tweeting. Twitter finally gave the all clear after the games had ended.
The issue has now been resolved, thank you for your patience. https://t.co/SdU8w4qCbU
— Twitter Support (@Support) April 14, 2016
Everyone was relieved and Twitter went back to normal. It goes to show that when there’s a big event, people can still take down Twitter at a moment’s notice.