Re: Using twitter as an outage notification (was =?UTF-8?Q?:=20Fire, =20Power=20loss=20at=20Fisher=20Plaza=20in=20Seattle)?=

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Tue Jul 7 15:10:48 CDT 2009


On Jul 7, 2009, at 4:03 PM, Marc Manthey wrote:

>
>>>>> However it doesn't scale
>>>>
>>>> Anyone who's seen the "fail whale" might argue the same about  
>>>> Twitter.
>>
>> Just to add something to this, twitter has been slow all afternoon  
>> and now I am getting the "fail whale"
>>
>>
>> I just thought I would point out in real time the obvious danger of  
>> using a backup service that itself could fail under load,
>> especially if your outage and the load could be correlated, say in  
>> a disaster or public emergency situation.
>
> yep, got that too several time, but everytime i "reload" the page it  
> works , there were plenty of outages before twitter
> got the 35 million cash injection , but your absolutly right , its  
> centralisted , so there will be serverfarms over serverfarms to get  
> over
> these "event" peaks. Would a decentralised system like  http://laconi.ca/ 
>   not a better choice ?
>

In a real crisis, redundancy rules.

Regards
Marshall

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