Twitter down, but not just in Egypt this time

They're having outages everywhere, apparently. But for those few minutes I wondered if it had been banned in Egypt, so that all those rumors (in which are hidden kernels of truth) could stop spreading.

Once bitten, twice shy.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.