Twitter website back online after brief outage

The website for Twitter is down.The Twitter website appears to be back online Tuesday afternoon, after the microblogging site site a micro-meltdown.

The Twitter site went down for a few minutes Tuesday afternoon, displaying not the customary stream of snark delivered in 140-character snippets but an animated ice cream cone, a hairy worm and the words “Twitter is currently down for maintenance.”

The company’s status blog at acknowledged the issue at 2:24 p.m. EST, with a simple statement: “Most users are experiencing issues accessing Twitter on web and mobile apps. We’re looking into it.”

The site appears to be back online.  More