Twitter postpones 'critical' upgrade to avoid outage during Iran demonstrations


Worst. Timing. Ever.

That was one of the many criticisms of a planned hour-long Twitter network upgrade, smack-dab in the midst of unprecedented demonstrations in Iran.

The downtime was initially scheduled for tonight U.S. time. That would be morning or mid-day in Tehran. "However, our network partners at NTT America recognize the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran," notes a recent Twitter blog post. "Tonight's planned maintenance has been rescheduled to tomorrow between 2-3p PST (1:30a in Iran)."

Twitter has emerged as an important communication tool in Iran for those challenging the claim that Iranian president Ahmadinejad won re-election in a landslide, despite many indications that one of his opponents had much stronger popular support.

Why is Apple letting Macs rot on the tree?
View Comments
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies