Using twitter as an outage notification

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at arbor.net
Sun Jul 5 05:31:31 CDT 2009


On Jul 5, 2009, at 5:12 PM, Adrian Chadd wrote:

> Is Twitter making a profit or not?

The other consideration is scalability and reliability.  Twitter has  
been subject to numerous feature disablements due to capacity issues,  
as well as complete outages.  Furthermore, Twitter does not appear to  
be deployed in a distributed, highly-available architecture.

The Twitter *aggregation/attention model* is what is of great  
interest, any merits of the specific service aside.

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