Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Twitter Down?? Sacrilege!

Twitter went down today. It keeps bringing up messages saying things like "overload". I don't use Twitter myself, though one of my coworkers in particular considers it a one-stop resource for everything you could possibly want to know about anything, but I know a lot of the people I follow on Facebook actually tweet their status updates, and something like HootSuite or another service posts their tweets on Facebook. (I find this hilarious. They don't want to use Facebook, but feel like they have to for publicity reasons, so they just link their Twitter account to their Facebook account. Is it laziness? I can't say for sure.)
    I cannot even imagine the outrage, frustration and outcry Twitter loyalists are experiencing today. It seems like it must be even worse than being without internet, which I don't understand, but will grant them. It's no fun being out of the loop. But at least everyone else is out of the loop too, so that ought to soften the blow. Ought to.
    Is this piece of information going to be beaten to death and reported and re-reported ad infinitum until something else (horrible?) happens that gets everyone talking? I don't know the answer to that one either. But for now, I'm just glad I don't have a Twitter account (yet) or else I'd be one of the many people freaking out and having a meltdown today because I had to go without it for a few hours. Apologies for the short post, but I had to revel a little bit in all the misery that's going on because of this, because for once, it didn't happen to me.
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Outnumbered said...

this is funny, because I use twitter for most of my juicy celebrity gossip entertainment, and the last couple days it has been a life saver during school -- oddly enough, as much as I have been using it...I didn't even know it was down

Constant Writer said...

That is pretty funny. I wouldn't have known either except Huffington Post posted their article to Facebook, and I checked it out.
I've been waiting to sign up for Twitter until the semester's over so I wouldn't get distracted and addicted to it when I didn't have time to do so. But if I can come up with a good enough username, I may join the masses this weekend ;)

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