Using twitter as an outage notification

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at
Sun Jul 5 10:31:31 UTC 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.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at> // <>

         Unfortunately, inefficiency scales really well.

		   -- Kevin Lawton

More information about the NANOG mailing list