Using twitter as an outage notification (was: Fire, Power loss at Fisher Plaza in Seattle)

Brandon Butterworth brandon at
Sat Jul 4 12:22:57 UTC 2009

> Paying a lot more to host the website with higher "burst" capacity 
> during an emergency, isn't an option.
> The only other idea I've had is to sign all the customers up to receive 
> an SMS via some sort of broadcast service (the news will fit easily in 
> one SMS).

If the event is suitably calamitous we will do that for you -


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