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I consider myself to be fairly tech savvy, but I have a problem that is very strange: I can't access the Twitter website from my computer. No matter whether I try to view twitter.com or a user's profile, my browser just spins and eventually delivers the message

The connection has timed out

My Tweetdeck desktop application also stalls and fails to connect. My Twitter app on my iPhone connects perfectly, even when on the same wireless network as my laptop.

How can I debug/fix this problem?

  • Try pinging twitter from your laptop to see if its dropping its connection (start -> run -> cmd -> type in ping ht tp://ww w.twitter.com (had to add spaces to stop in becoming a link.) – Matt Jun 6 '11 at 9:22
  • Thanks Matt. I'm using a Mac, but received the following message: MacBook-Pro:~ macbookpro$ ping twitter.com ping: cannot resolve twitter.com: Unknown host – Tom Perkins Jun 6 '11 at 9:50
  • Apologies Matt, I was using an incorrect command. It now says: --- twitter.com ping statistics --- 6 packets transmitted, 6 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 179.304/180.916/183.367/1.745 ms – Tom Perkins Jun 6 '11 at 10:06
  • have you tried using another browser? and which one are you using? – Matt Jun 6 '11 at 11:24

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