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Twitter, the micro-blogging service that gained momentum with the SXSW Interactive Festival back in March, exploded in popularity this year. And with that came a sharp increase in the outages. Pingdom says Twitter was down for about six days in 2007. No surprise that March was […]

Twitter, the micro-blogging service that gained momentum with the SXSW Interactive Festival back in March, exploded in popularity this year. And with that came a sharp increase in the outages. Pingdom says Twitter was down for about six days in 2007. No surprise that March was the worst month for them — the service was down for a total of two days, 10 hours and three minutes. (Link)

  1. Makes you wonder what might have happened if Twitter was built on Amazon Web Services. I suspect it would have been a lot better, but others may disagree.

    More on my blog:

    http://smoothspan.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/what-if-twitter-was-built-on-amazons-cloud/

    Cheers,

    BW

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  2. I thought the downtown was due to being built on Ruby on Rails

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  3. “Blaine Cook on Scaling Twitter”
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7846959339830379167

    Enjoy,
    Rajesh Duggal

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  4. [...] were written. Most pin the cause of the availability problems on issues scaling the service. GigaOM relates that fame has led to the Twitter downtime. Similarly, TechCrunch ascribes the Twitter outages to growing pains. An [...]

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  5. [...] words with members of my party before deciding on a new locale. However, when we write blogs or tweets (if Twitter is up), the inconvenience and our subsequent vitriol is archived forever and transmitted around the world [...]

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  6. [...] Essentially, the company well known because it was started by some ex-Google guys including Paul Buchheit, who made his name working on GMail. It has been attracting people who are dissatisfied by Twitter and its constant outages. [...]

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  7. [...] Essentially the company is well-known because it was started by some ex-Google guys, including Paul Buchheit, who made his name working on Gmail. And it’s been attracting people who are dissatisfied by Twitter and its constant outages. [...]

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  8. Plurk, anyone?

    The Fail Whale is here to stay!

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  9. Unbelievably, Twitter is STILL averaging out at around an hours downtime each day (http://www.justuptime.com/reports/fb1456556cb037fb129ab669d9df9944). You would have thought they would have sorted things out by now?!

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