ET: Twitter has posted an update to its support account apologizing for the service problems, but still has yet to offer any explanations for the major disruptions, which lasted for hours. ET: Although there has been no official word from the company, if you refresh your TweetDeck page the correct time stamps now appear on current posts. Nevertheless, there are still no updates from Twitter’s support account following the first one delivered hours ago, and the company has still not responded to a request for comment as to what happened to its service.
With only 30 minutes left in the day (ET), it remains to be seen exactly what will happen on TweetDeck when the new day arrives. Currently, all posts are listed as 365 days old, the number of days in a year. So when the clock strikes midnight will the bug somehow fix itself, or will we find ourselves with yet another year added to the tally? The mysterious Twitter drama continues to unfold.
However, the message did not address the issue many users on TweetDeck are still having with the time stamps on their Twitter posts, which lists all posts as one year old.
The world’s new year date change is still a few days away, but on Sunday a number of Twitter users began reporting that TweetDeck, which is owned by Twitter, was showing their posts as 365 days old.
There have also been reports from users that the Twitter app on Android is locking users out of their accounts, although other users report no problems on the iOS version of the service. Read more…