Using twitter as an outage notification

Roland Perry lists at
Sun Jul 5 13:06:20 UTC 2009

In article <20090705101237.GC14222 at>, Adrian 
Chadd <adrian at> writes
>Is Twitter making a profit or not?
>This discussion about (ab)using a publicly available message system which
>isn't currently being charged for would makes me worried^Wamused as hell.

I've seen debates about whether it's possible to monetise Twitter. 
Operationally, it's an issue if they fail financially, but I don't think 
the investment in setting up an account is large enough to worry about.

Counter-intuitively, I've probably seen more subscription-based services 
fail, than free ones.
Roland Perry

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