In short, It was almost impossible to access or post updates to Twitter — including trying to use search.twitter.com.
On the upside, anyone having a TweetReports account was able to continue searching and retrieving updates (tweets). An example of which was captured on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) when a very similar situation occurred.
How to Search Twitter Archive
The reason TweetReports is able to continue providing search results is because our system automatically saves and stores tweets — even when no one is conducting searches. So even during the smallest of Twitter outages, you can conceivably get tens of thousands of results — like the example shown in the video. That’s a pretty significant benefit to any business requiring on-going intelligence gathering and research.