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Monitoring Twitter's down-ness

Friday, May 23, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named parakeet.gifI've been thinking about writing an app that would check Twitter every ten minutes to see if it's down or up, and track it over time. Today, being a particularly bad day for Twitter, I had a bit of time to actually write the app.  Permalink to this paragraph

Screen shot.  Permalink to this paragraph

When it's been running for a few days I'll put up a report page. Hopefully it'll be up more than it's down. Permalink to this paragraph

I twitted it on FriendFeed. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: A site that monitored Twitter uptime in 2007. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

"The protoblogger." - NY Times.

"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

One of BusinessWeek's 25 Most Influential People on the Web.

"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.

"The father of blogging and RSS." - BBC.

"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.

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