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What is a Fail Whale? Check out the Fail Whale's Social Media Fan Art Page . "Fail Whale" is this above graphic of a whale held up by a flock of birds illustrated by Australian designer Yiying Lu . Originally named 'Lifting a Dreamer', Fail Whale is employed during periods of downtime by the social networking service Twitter , which allows users to submit and share brief messages known colloquially as "tweets." When Twitter gets overloaded, users see the "Fail Whale" error message. See the whole story on Mashable: The Origin of Twitter’s “Fail Whale” . Let's be Friends on Facebook Fail Whale excellent Giclee A2 size prints are available at ivoteforart.com .