Using twitter as an outage notification

Marc Manthey marc at
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      < the opensource distributed  
alternative  >

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