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It’s 6:30pm… Do You Know What Service is Down?
Ancient civilizations used the sun to determine what time it is, Apple fanboys use their iPhone. Me, I use Twitter to tell what time it is! That’s right, with their daily outages from nearly exactly 6-7pm Eastern, if it’s down and the sun is up, it’s 6pm.
I can’t say I always agree with Duncan Riley, but he’s spot on regarding Twitter’s outages. Twitter has mad cash, is located in the valley, has celebrity founders, a mega VC blogger and they can’t find people to help them get the service going? Somehow I am betting if they put out a call for help tonight, they’d have 100 developers working all night (probably for free sadly) to help get Twitter working right.
I am not suggesting that the Twitter team isn’t working on it and I am sure they all feel like ka-ka because of the outages. Perhaps it’s time for a regroup.
What’s really amazing is that even with all of the outages, everyone stays. How many other apps would have this type of loyalty? It’s like we are all rooting for Twitter to win.
Update: Twitter has explained the reason for the outage. Apparently it’s too much Jibber Jabber! What we should do is create a database of downtime reasons and give it to them :-P
Of course, the outage gives me a chance to share Twitter Come Back one more time!