While We Were Down...

By Katharine Rust

While the world of Twitter feverishly tried to catch up with itself after being down for the majority of the day, you may have missed some of the more poignant and important tweets being posted by top pundits. Never fear, we've scoured the Atlantic's twitter feed from 4 hours ago up until now to give you a sense of the news-worthy items being tweeted from the world of analysts and commentators. See below.

John Dickerson:
@jdickersonDuring Twitter outage I wrote a novel and built a kit car. You?

Allahpundit
@allahpunditAlex Jones's next video. Enjoy, Ron Paul fans: http://is.gd/24Rxj

Ana Marie Cox
@anamariecoxCute. Overload. http://tr.im/vJye

Spencer Ackerman
@attackermanHong Kong Garden is looking like a mistake on day 2. #blasphemy

Duncan Black
@Atriosfascinated by number of people who leave baseball games around 7th inning stretch

Daniel Gross
@grossdmWhat is this, 1997? Sarah Palin dines at old-media hot-spot Michael's. http://tr.im/vII9 It's the 2009 equivalent of Nixon going to China.

David Sirota
@davidsirotaI'm approaching the 5k friend limit on Facebook - kinda bummed out. This SF Chron column sums up my feelings http://tinyurl.com/nvmcuj

Patrick Gavin
@pwgavin Happiest White House email ever: "MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CREDENTIALING FOR THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD"

Markos Moulitsas
@markosm Huh, turns out Nigerian birth certificates look nothing like Australian ones. http://bit.ly/EH70f

Megan McCain
@McCainBlogette NY Daily News thinks I am a contender to replace Paula on Idol http://bit.ly/i8XRP

@McCainBlogette FYI, that article is total satire, William Hung is also a "contender"

Matt Yglesias
@mattyglesiasTwitter's return is a great chance to tweet these sexy topless putin pix: http://bit.ly/M44hc

Twitter
@twitterQuiet morning but lots of sun! http://flic.kr/p/6MkkN2

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