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Twitter Over Capacity Error

Twitter Over Capacity Error
June 14, 2010



Have you been seeing the Twitter Is Over Capacity screen alot recently?
Have you wondered what the Twitter Over Capacity error means?

Generally you will see the Twitter Whale when either trying to login to Twitter or to tweet via web using an auto-logged-in browser instance.

The Twitter Is Over Capacity screen generally means that Twitter's network of computers is not able to respond to your request. This could be due to:

  • A Denial of Service (DOS) attack against Twitter. This means that so many computers have been set to repeatedly access twitter as fast as they can, that the Twitter network computers can simply not keep up to the volume of demand.
  • System Maintenance. Infrastructure improvement can warrant temporarily disabling services for network administration.
You can review Twitter's status at the Twitter Status Page.

Just because you cannot login to Twitter, or post from their webpage, does not mean you cannot still use google to search tweets for you. Nor does it mean you cannot still post new tweets and twitter status updates via sms messaging or via API for example.

I hope that helps.
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how do you tweet


There are two ways to tweet people directly, 'private' and 'private-plus-friends':

  1. Log in to Twitter via the Twitter Home Page, or via API. You can also update Twitter via Facebook and several other applications that use the Twitter API.
  2. Enter your message in the box with the label "What are you doing?" Keep in mind that your tweet can be no longer than 140 characters at the most. This limitation exists because Twitter uses the SMS network to send notifications via cell phone to those who desire it.
You may receive error messages with the whale picture, but this is generally uncommon.

I hope that helps.
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Twitter Over Capacity Error Explanation

May 09, 2010 | Twitter Tweets

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i can not post a tweet or reply to one


Sometimes, Twitter is dealing with a DOS attack, or their servers are down for maintenance. You can always check status.twitter.com to see what they have to say about it.

I hope that helps.
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Twitter Over Capacity Error Explanation

May 06, 2010 | Twitter Tweets

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may i ask about twitter if i reply someone on his tweets did he read or received my message even though he is not following me.?help me on this tnx


Provided you don't get stuck with the Twitter Is Over Capacity Whale that I've been seeing lately, there are two ways to reply/tweet to people directly, 'private' and 'private-plus-friends':

  1. Type "d USERNAME" before your tweet to send a direct message to a particular user. Only that user will see the message.
  2. Put "@USERNAME" at the beginning of your tweet to send a reply to a particular user. That user, your followers and that user's followers will all be able to see the tweet, but it won't appear on the public timeline.
When you send that message with D or @, then the user will get our message even if you are not being followed.

I hope that helps.
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Twitter Over Capacity Error Explanation

Apr 30, 2010 | Twitter Tweets

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i cant figure out how to ask questions or comment on someones twitter page. so how do i ask questions?


Provided you don't get stuck with the Twitter Is Over Capacity Whale that I've been seeing lately, there are two ways to ask questions of people directly, 'private' and 'private-plus-friends':

  1. Type "d USERNAME" before your tweet to send a direct message to a particular user. Only that user will see the message.
  2. Put "@USERNAME" at the beginning of your tweet to send a reply to a particular user. That user, your followers and that user's followers will all be able to see the tweet, but it won't appear on the public timeline.
When you send that message with D or @, then the user will get your question even if you are not being followed.

I hope that helps.
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Twitter Over Capacity Error Explanation

Apr 12, 2010 | Twitter Tweets

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