About sometime after President Obama and the First Lady decided to put their walking shoes on for the second time and leave the relative safety of what's now known as the "Bulletproof Jesus," Twitter went down faster than, well, that guy in the picture:
Twitter.com became inaccessible from two browsers, Google Chrome and Firefox, for HuffPost staffers starting around 4 p.m. ET. However, Twitter's iOS apps for iPhones and iPads seem to be working fine -- if you really need to scratch that Twitter itch.
The website downrightnow also reported the outage, writing that it is having "Likely Service Disruption." A similar site, "Down For Everyone Or Just Me," also noted that "It's not just you! http://twitter.com looks down from here."
We've reached out to Twitter and will update with comment when we receive it.
UPDATE 1: Just before 5 p.m. ET, the company confirmed the issue on its status blog. "Some users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter," it reads. "Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue."
So I guess the Twitter fiends are just gonna have to calm that social media craving with some good ol' Facebook or a little Instagram for the time being.