“We regret to announce that Twitter is temporarily over capacity,” said David Scheyd, director of communications for Twitter. “Apparently Kevin Nalty (aka Nalts) began Twittering so frequently, our spam bots thought it was a virus and protected itself from a potential compromise.”
Nalty, who tweeted about 48 times in the past several hours, said it was “an accident.”
“I just got a little carried away. I felt lonely and wanted to connect and promote myself shamelessly. Plus I was on a roll with fake articles, fake URLs, poop tweets, and even a public battle with some psycho chick from Jersey,” said Nalty in a faxed statement.