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OMG! What do people do when Twitter goes down?

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(Read caption) Late night show talk host Jimmy Kimmel had some thoughts on the Twitter blackout Thursday.

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Yesterday, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Thursday morning's Twitter blackout, when he said, "a vicious attack by hackers shut down our nation's most vital method of communication."

The microblogging site was inactive for around two hours Thursday morning, after a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack bogged down servers on Twitter, Google, Facebook, and LiveJournal.

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"For about two hours this morning [Thursday] no one could find out what breakfast cereal Ashton Kutcher was eating," Kimmel joked. "It was a disaster."

The Twitter shutdown, he said, actually forced some people to tweet in person. Hilarity ensued as two people reenact a real-life Twitter conversation.

Updates on the DDoS attacks

Reports now say the DDoS attacks have been aimed at a pro-Georgia blogger known as Cyxymu. CNN reported earlier today that Cyxymu has revealed his identity as George, a 34-year-old living in Tbilisi, Georgia. The targeted activist blogger, told CNN, that "the cyber assault was politically motivated and timed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Russia-Georgia conflict." Details on these attacks are still emerging.

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