Update: Twitter announced via its status blog that site issues have been resolved. As of Thursday afternoon ET, the site appears to be functioning normally.
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While some Twitter users reported intermittent updates via TweetDeck dashboard applications, the short-message website was down for many late Thursday morning. Twitter acknowledged the outage via it's status blog shortly before noon ET, with this brief statement.:
Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.
Despite an update that followed soon after Twitter's original post, that the "issue has been stabilized and all services are restored," many were still unable to access the site. Further, the status website Down For Everyone or Just Me, reported that Twitter was still down.
Twitter's update has since been removed from the Twitter status blog.
Twitter spokesperson Rachel Bremmer told the Associated Press that, "we're aware of the issue and are looking into it," but did not comment on the nature of the problem.
Twitter's last outage occurred just over a month ago on June 21, and lasted nearly two hours. The site attributed the outage to a "cascading bug."
Earlier this week, a Twitter spokeswoman told the Associated Press that "there were more tweets about the 2012 Olympics on a single day last week than there were during the entire Beijing Games." At the recent European Championship final, users fired off more than 15,000 tweets-per-second, setting a sports-related record for the site. It is unknown if this spike in activity is connected to the current outage.
-- The Associated Press contributed to this report