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Twitter overcapacity:Shows a Fail whale

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Twitter overcapacity due to heavy traffic

Today, twitter froze due to overcapacity and displayed the above message: Twitter overcapacity fail whale. It is used during periods of downtime by the social networking service Twitter.com. This happened in many countries and was seen by many people. This happened around 5:00 PM IST when I tried to login my twitter account. The message showed,”Please wait a moment and try again”. I tried for around 10 minutes but it still showed the same message.

So, even the greatest Social Networking websites server cannot handle the  traffic. The same thing(twitter overcapacity) happened on Jan 2013 and a lot of twitter users were disappointed with the overcapacity message.

NOTE: This message is what I got when I tried to login.