Inaccessibility Trend: Individual Twitter Pages

About two months ago, we enabled Herdict users to report on individual Web pages, rather than just top-level sites (e.g., “” vs. “”). Since then, we’ve noticed a trickling of reports on individual inaccessible Twitter pages, in China, Bahrain and Tunisia. The latest spate of inaccessible reports have been confirmed by the owners of some […]

Is Twitter Down? Maybe Herdict Knows!

This morning, a flood of Herdict reports rushed in, telling us that Twitter was inaccessible in the United States.  Of course, Twitter addicts that we are, we already knew, and some of us had already checked the Twitter-specific test site,, for answers. Although the site provides a quick answer as to whether or not […]

What’s Inaccessible in Iran?

If you’re paying attention to the news (or even if you aren’t), it would be hard to miss what’s happening in Iran.  As the press is stifled and Web sites are blocked, activists turn to Twitter to ensure their voices will be heard.  We’ve been noticing many reports from the Iranian Twittersphere on Web sites […]

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