The Social Protocol For 6/9/10: Twitter's Day of Fail Hell
They have to turn off the shinny nice stuff until things get better:
Update: 9:32 AM PDT / 16:32 UTC: To help stabilize the site we’re turning off a set of features including but not limited to: Twitter Search, hovercards, web sidebar data (trends, friends counts, etc), and profile image uploads.I guess BP's oil spill has extended to even Twitter's fail whale:
Update 9:57 AM PDT/ 16:32 UTC: Timelines are now current. Various other features remain disabled.