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Twitter Might Not Need a Business Model But Apparently They Need More Servers
Earlier this month we wrote about Twitter and their lack of a business model. Some believed that they don’t need a business model at this point, just a massive userbase. People are beginning to rely on Twitter (which is a good thing for them) but will massive outages on key dates cause users to look elsewhere?
For gadget bloggers, today is the super bowl. It’s the day that they workout using the Wii for all year long. They don’t sleep, they eat lots of pasta, no beer, etc. Several key bloggers noted that they would be using Twitter for live coverage of the JobsNote. But unfortunately, Twitter died. And even now, after JobsNote is over, I still get this message, "500 Internal Server Error".
Nicholas at Valleywag has some of the info from their perspective on the outage. Adam has some additional info over on Mashable. An official note from Twitter has been posted, "Twitter is currently experiencing some slowness related to the massive number of updates around Steve Job’s keynote at MacWorld. We’re working on it and will keep you updated!"
If a massive userbase is the key to success for Twitter, unfortunately they just failed. Guys, you might want to make sure the servers can handle SXSW, cause all the people suffering from Twitterdiction will be there!