Twitter’s Down

I started using Twitter a while ago and stopped using it for various reasons – not the least of which was Twitter “follow spam” from various pornographic or sleazy marketing bots.

However from time to time I like to search Twitter to see what the current vibe is on a particular news item (or non-news item). And all too often, including this morning, I run into the Fail Whale.

When will they get their act together? Twitter, start generating revenue so you can pay for the servers you need. Personally, I would like to see Twitter move to a model more similar to the web, or XMPP, where one server’s outage will only affect the users of that server – and could encourage them to move to a more reliable service.