Lost Twitter connection
Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 5:38 AM by Dave Winer.
  • I am unable to send links from my linkblogging tool to Twitter.
  • This outage started at 5:45PM Eastern yesterday. The last four of my links didn't go through. The reply from Twitter is empty. There's no error message or error code.
  • The first three links were about Hurricane Sandy. The fourth was about the election.
  • I've tried re-authorizing the account with Twitter, but that didn't seem to make a difference. The response is still empty. Nothing is posted to my Twitter account.
  • If you have any clues what else I might try, I'm happy to. It's possible something changed in the Twitter API that I am not aware of.
  • It's also possible this is the end of the road, that for some reason they've decided that my contribution is no longer wanted.
  • I'll save any editorializing until there's more info. :-)
    • I posted a note on the Twitter Dev discussion board.
    • Got a pointer to this issue, which seems to have happened about the same time. Not clear whether it's related to this.
    • I don't think I'm being caught up in the same mess as the other guys, because I'm getting back an empty response. They're getting back a message saying that the content-length header is missing.
    • Well, it turns out I was getting the message, it was just happening at such a low level that I wasn't seeing it.
    • So to be clear, I was caught up in the same breakage as everyone else.
    • See this worknote for details on the workaround, which I will now release.