I've been getting the Twitter Fail Whale with an “over capacity” message on and off this afternoon. Apparently Twitter has been getting a lot of traffic. As they say, stuff happens. It seems to be working now, but I thought I'd share a handy tip for checking the status of the Twitter servers.
Just visit http://status.twitter.com. The folks at Twitter post updates here whenever they are experiencing networking problems, over capacity issues, etc. It's a good place to go just to make sure the problem isn't with your own Internet connection.
What do you do when Twitter goes down?