Bloomberg terminals have been down worldwide this morning, sparking a wave of Twitter activity from frustrated traders throughout the City.
Most of the Twitter frenzy saw traders express faux panic, however others have vented irritation at been left in the dark as the £16,000 a year terminals are crucial to their roles.
As a result of the influx of widespread Twitter outrage/ jokes, ‘Bloomberg’ has been trending on the social media website.
Some traders have told theTRADEnews.com they have been able to use a Thomson Reuters alternative.
A Bloomberg spokesperson said: "We are currently restoring service to those customers who were affected by today's network issue and are investigating the cause."
Bloomberg being down has finally made me understand how teenagers feel when Facebook crashes.— Philip O'Sullivan (@pdosullivan) April 17, 2015
Bloomberg is down. I'm going home!— Sagar (@sagarvyas7) April 17, 2015
It's a disaster when Bloomberg is down. Two traders sitting at the same desk actually need to talk to each other instead of using BBG chat.— Random Jog (@RandomJog) April 17, 2015
Bloomberg is down. pic.twitter.com/11pQTthxZK— Pablo Rodríguez (@Suanzes) April 17, 2015
Reports began coming in just after 10.00am that the systems were beginning to come back online again.