However, yesterday Twitter was forced to resort to an old version of the site, posting a message on its Twitter’s web page which explains the service’s status, saying: “We've temporarily disabled #NewTwitter. Our engineers are working on re-enabling it and we'll update you shortly."
Last year Twitter unveiled a major facelift, updating many of its core features, including search and its recommendation engine.
According to Reuters, Twitter’s new custom built data centre in Utah, which is meant to house the site’s data and operations, has been plagued with problems forcing the site to move most of the site's operations to a facility in Sacramento, California instead.
Some people were not able to access the old version of the site and were greeted with a page telling them that there was “something technically wrong”.