Using twitter as an outage notification
marc at let.de
Sun Jul 5 10:40:28 UTC 2009
>> 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.
exactly, its like VHS versus BETAMAX , not the better system wins,its
just better maketing and popularity.
just my 2 cents
http://identi.ca/macbroadcast/ < the opensource distributed
alternative > http://laconi.ca/
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