Monthly Archives: June 2009

Twitter Reschedules Server Maintenance to Support Iranians

A noteworthy moment in social media history:

A critical network upgrade must be performed to ensure continued operation of Twitter. In coordination with Twitter, our network host had planned this upgrade for tonight. However, our network partners at NTT America recognize the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran. Tonight’s planned maintenance has been rescheduled to tomorrow between 2-3p PST (1:30a in Iran).

The folks at Twitter/NTT were initially reluctant to back off from the scheduled down time but phone calls and the #nomaintenance hashtag apparently pushed them in the right direction.