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“Twitpocalypse is not yet upon us.

The Twitpocalypse is similar to the Y2K bug. Very soon the unique identifier associated to each tweet will exceed 2,147,483,647

For some of your favorite third-party Twitter services not designed to handle such a case, the sequence will suddenly turn into negative numbers. At this point, they are very likely to malfunction or crash.

When will this happen? Check here often, and we will tell you how close we are to the Twitpocalypse.

ETA: 13 Jun 2009 at 02:11:54 AM GMT”

Hopefully your favorite Twitter app escapes the Twitpocalypse.