Twitter experiencing service disruption

Some visitors to the microblogging site are being greeted with the message that the network is "over capacity."

Some Twitter users are unable to access the network this evening, getting instead a greeting from its fail whale.

Some visitors to the site reported getting a message that the site was "over capacity," an issue Twitter confirmed this evening.

"Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue," the company said in a status update this evening.

A quick survey of Downforeveryoneorjustme and Downrightnow found that Twitter was being reported as "up" and experiencing "possible service trouble," respectively.

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