Internal Code Glitches in Software Update Stoops Twitter, Shares by Almost 7%.
Users across the globe from Scandinavia to South Africa, India to Europe suffered performance glitches and outages, according to the technical stats on Twitter. It further resulted in a fall of Twitter shares by 7% in NYSE.
Twitter is a social networking platform for the elite group of the human population targeting alpha males and female business tycoons and other celebrities. It was built to cater to their demands and requirements almost exclusively. However, following a software update, their mobile, as well as internet versions, began experiencing glitches and failures in Europe are beginning from 08:20 GMT. This brought the attention to other users as well who were soon to join them. This did not spare them from criticism from the share bazaar.
Victor Anthony, an analyst representing Axiom Capital Management commented that the current present market chaos and recent site outages provoked negativity all around and compounded into a negative reaction on their shares. This only shows how vulnerable the share market can be to even trivial code malfunctioning and then, the steep recovery after the fix has been done in a matter of a just a few days. However, Twitter seems to take care of the situation almost instantly by reversing the update made to their sites. It can be speculated that the code did not respond identically as on the developers systems and there was a sure shot compatibility issue with the actual deployment servers.
Interestingly, some Tweeters responded with the hashtag #twitterdown commenting that they did not experience any such failure while others replied that there was little performance issues and thats all. This particularly indicates at hardware vs software compatibility issues might have provoked such a chaos and only time will tell what the actual cause was? It was also obvious that Twitter could not have been down for everyone since following this incident #twitterdown was the most popular hashtag and retweeted among the users.
There were sporadic complaints by 14:20 GMT after six hours the chaos began, and by 17:45 GMT the issues had been almost recovered. It has been just fifteen minutes later that Twitter announced that the complete code has been reversed and the fix was successfully deployed. Currently, twitter supports over 300 million users with its slowest growth in 2015 due to the mercy of instant messaging platforms spreading in the market.