Using twitter as an outage notification
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Sun Jul 5 17:04:10 UTC 2009
In article <4A50C401.9070307 at gmail.com>, JC Dill
<jcdill.lists at gmail.com> writes
>> Unfortunately, the number of students polling the website for news
>>means it can't cope with the traffic.
>Really? Um, wow. How big is this school? Is the webserver on an ISDN
It appears to be at a co-location centre in a distant city. I expect
it's provided as part of a package by one of the $5 domain hosting
companies. The bandwidth limiting is more likely a quota than a lack of
>> I don't believe they can justify paying more for better web hosting,
>>just to manage this once-a-year half hour event.
>This is a case where it makes *perfect* sense to offload emergency
>notifications to another, larger system such as twitter,
That's my current view, too.
> you can use posterus
It's going to be hard enough getting them to be comfortable with
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