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.
This seems like a bad night for Twitter to go to sleep. (But there probably never is a good night.)
I don't think the Twitter guys really understand how much we're doing with their service.
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.
Read the first three words of this post again.
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.
Jack, Ev, Biz, Fred -- please take note.
Postscript: The announcement changed, now they're saying it'll be down on Sunday night. Much better. Thanks!