Some were so addled that CNN.com ran an article with the headline, "Twitter blackout left users feeling 'jittery,'naked.'"
An article on Computerworld.com was titled, "Twitter Outage Spotlights 'Addiction to Social Media Crack.'" In it, Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics and a blog of the same name, says, "Yesterday showed that people are addicted...to the social media crack. You shut this thing down and it shows you, by the way people reacted, that there's been a fundamental shift in the way people communicate. People have carved out time in their day, their hours, for this."
On my own little tour of the Tweetersphere, to see how everyone is fairing today, I didn't see too much anxiety or post-traumatic stress. (Maybe that won't show itself for years or decades.) Mostly, I just found anger at the alleged hacker who caused the whole ordeal. Many were annoyed that they had to reinstall TinyTwitter on their BlackBerrys.
Oh, the humanity.
Fortunately, there are also those who saw the humor in the event. "Twitter API Outage Caused Massive Boost in Kit Kat Sales," joked one developer.
I guess there's a valuable lesson to be learned here: