Home > Archive >  2007 >  September >  27

Twitter is taking a shower tonight

Thursday, September 27, 2007 by Dave Winer.

I love Twitter, but there have been a lot of problems, and this is too much. They're taking it down tonight, for two hours, and we're hot on a big story, and it's developing -- on Twitter. Permalink to this paragraph

This seems like a bad night for Twitter to go to sleep. (But there probably never is a good night.) Permalink to this paragraph

I don't think the Twitter guys really understand how much we're doing with their service.  Permalink to this paragraph

It's been going down a lot lately. And while other people have been complaining about it losing posts, I had never seen it lose one, until yesterday, and now it's losing them regularly, for me too. Permalink to this paragraph

Read the first three words of this post again.  Permalink to this paragraph

They raised $5 million, it seems now it's time for them to get the bugs out, hire some people who really understand scaling, if necessary re-implement the system from the ground up. Do whatever is needed to make it as reliable as the other tools we depend on. We need Twitter to work. It's not a fun experiment for us, we're using it.  Permalink to this paragraph

Jack, Ev, Biz, Fred -- please take note. Permalink to this paragraph

Postscript: The announcement changed, now they're saying it'll be down on Sunday night. Much better. Thanks! Permalink to this paragraph

© Copyright 1994-2007 Dave Winer Mailto icon.

Last update: 9/27/07; 8:13:21 PM Pacific. "It's even worse than it appears."

Click here to view blogs commenting on  RSS 2.0 feed.