Twitter crashes after 16,000 New Year Tweets per second

Social Networking site Twitter was out of action for over an hour in Britain after it was overloaded wit New Year messages.

Site crashed around 3pm Saturday. According to Daily Mail it happened due to record 16,197 tweets per second worldwide.

The overload meant no one could post new messages or read existing ones. Instead, frustrated users were greeted with the error messages: "Twitter is over capacity".

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