The WikiLeakS.org website does not stay online all of the time, especially when there is a surge of traffic caused by mainstream media coverage of a couple of particularly newsworthy leak. e.g. the mirroring of the book by a Danish former Special Forces commando, published by a newspaper ahead of an attempt by the Danish Military to censor it via a court injunction, and the publication of some of the Royal Mail's Post Code zone databases in the United Kingdom (not available for free in the UK, unlike in other countries).
Recently, they have been using their new Twitter feeds, to selectively publicise leaked documents to the Twitter happy mainstream media..
These are either the "most newsworthy" ones, or, the ones deemed to be most worthy of exploitation, by the politically biased WikiLeakS.org core editorial activists .See the Entropic Memes blog article Does Objectivity Matter Anymore?, which documents some of this non-neutral editorial bias.
More usefully, WikiLeakS.org have also started to report on the status of routing or traffic congestion problems affecting the main website in Stockholm, Sweden. e.g.
Thu, Sep 17 2009 4:27 PM
Some routing issues in Sweden. We are investigating. Tor .onion remains available and selected static mirrors
Thu, Sep 17 2009 5:23 PM
Conventional web service back. Routing issues fixed
N.B.the words "security" or "anonymity" and "Twitter" are mutually exclusive:
- WikiLeakS.org Twitter feed via SSL encrypted session: https://twitter.com/wikileaks
- WikiLeakS.org unencrypted Twitter feed http://twitter.com/wikileaks
Twitter itself publishes RSS syndication feeds of any Twitter channel, so you could follow the WikiLeakS.org tweets through blog feed aggregators like Google Reader or Bloglines etc.
WikiLeakS.org publishes some RSS syndication feeds itself, for Press Releases and Leaked Documents (or both):
and there are other RSS feeds available from most pages, as a standard feature of the MediaWiki software which they use.
Obviously none of these are of any use for up to date system overload or downtime status reports, which is where the use of Twitter, which obviously uses different internet infrastructure, is a positive step forward.