Twitpocalypse Going Down Today. Are You Ready?


Twitpocalypse. It’s the Y2k of the web 2.0 generation, and was originally supposed to occur tomorrow. Twitter has since forced up te Twitpocalypse to 2 pm Pacific today in order to deal with the bug and have all hands on deck. The Twitpocalypse issue comes from a bug in Twitter’s system that may crash third-party Twitter applications when their tweet identifier numbers hit 2,147,483,647. This is the signed integer limit for Twitter apps, and many are close to reaching this number, as the tweet identifier numbers will start turning negative, thus crashing Twitter apps.

Twitter is keeping some of its staff in the office to work on Twitpocalypse, and will be available to developers that run into any possible issues.

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