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Twitter appears to be gradually coming back online after an outage this morning that lasted at least a half-hour for many users. Maybe this is their way of reminding us how central the service has become to the way many of us communicate online.

“That. Was. Agony. #TwitterColdTurkey‬,” tweeted TV personality Piers Morgan, reflecting the sentiment of many.

Did anyone out there retreat to Facebook or take another look at Google+?

Ironically, of course, the service wasn’t able to keep users updated on Twitter itself, but the company did post an update on its status page: “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.”

No word yet on the cause of the outage.

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