Using twitter as an outage notification
marc at let.de
Sun Jul 5 05:40:28 CDT 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/
Les enfants teribbles - research / deployment
D - 50823 Köln - Germany
Geo: 50.945554, 6.920293
web : http://www.let.de
Opinions expressed may not even be mine by the time you read them, and
certainly don't reflect those of any other entity (legal or otherwise).
Please note that according to the German law on data retention,
information on every electronic information exchange with me is
retained for a period of six months.
More information about the NANOG