Tuesday: A Lovely Day for a Twitpocalypse

TwitterLogo.jpgBrace yourselves for the Twitpocalypse.

According to TechCrunch, the second Twitpocalypse will occur at 2:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Twitter developer Ryan Sarver defined a Twitpocalypse in a post for the Twitter Development Talk Google Group:

For those of you unaware of what the Twitpocalypse is (hopefully no one by now), Alex previously noted, “The Twitter operations team will artificially increase the maximum status ID to 4294967296…If your Twitter API application stores status IDs, please be sure that your datastore is configured to handle integers of that size.”

TechCrunch’s interpretation: The tweet ID number given to every tweet sent out will hit the 32-bit unsigned-integer limit Tuesday, causing any third party Twitter applications not coded for 64-bit to act erratically or fail altogether, but not affecting Twitter itself.