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Twitter going down in flames June 27, 2008 12:22 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Communications, Technology
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So is Twitter going down in flames or just hitting heavy turbulence? Personally, I think it is just having a rough patch. Shoot, even Jon Stewart mentioned Twitter last night! (although the way he conveyed it and the look on his face was more of "my writers are insisting I reference this but what the hell is it?") That’s practically main stream!

The API is being limited. Twhirl, which has been great since it catches the @ replies that Twitter isn’t showing right now, is useless today due to Twitter pulling back on the API. So with Twitter handicapped (or not responding at all), and Twhirl useless, I feel disconnected from the world. I am having a little trouble remembering just what it was I did before I had my Twitter aha moment (because no one gets Twitter when they first start using it).

Have you given up on Twitter? Not I. Are you using another service permanently or in the meantime? I’m thinking of toying around with Pownce. Just not in love with anything else at the moment and don’t really have time to experiment. I’d say that Twitter is dealing with its growth and after it gets over this spurt things will be much better.

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1. overtly trite - June 27, 2008

it’s very annoying I just gave in & started on twitter and have more problems getting on it than it’s worth

2. Doug McCaughan - June 27, 2008

Hang in there. They’ll beat this load balancing issue and you’ll love Twitter!

3. JayMonster - June 30, 2008

I love all the comments about “nobody using Twitter anymore” because of all the problems… It is like the old saying, “Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore, because it is too crowded.”

There are plenty of alternatives out there, but it seems clear to me that everybody is at least “checking” to see how Twitter constantly. It will survive, and even possible thrive… some day.

4. Doug McCaughan - June 30, 2008

Its like people have forgotten the early days of cell phones. I used to be driving down the street and be able to tell someone “I’ll have to call you back in 20 feet” because I knew we were going to hit a dead spot.

If I applied the “not using Twitter” attitude toward cell phones, I’d be on a CB radio right now wondering why the rest of the world isn’t with me.

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