Re: Using twitter as an outage notification (was =?UTF-8?Q?:=20Fire, =20Power=20loss=20at=20Fisher=20Plaza=20in=20Seattle)?=

Marc Manthey marc at let.de
Tue Jul 7 15:03:31 CDT 2009


>>>> However it doesn't scale
>>>
>>> Anyone who's seen the "fail whale" might argue the same about  
>>> Twitter.
>
> Just to add something to this, twitter has been slow all afternoon  
> and now I am getting the "fail whale"
>
>
> I just thought I would point out in real time the obvious danger of  
> using a backup service that itself could fail under load,
> especially if your outage and the load could be correlated, say in a  
> disaster or public emergency situation.

yep, got that too several time, but everytime i "reload" the page it  
works , there were plenty of outages before twitter
got the 35 million cash injection , but your absolutly right , its  
centralisted , so there will be serverfarms over serverfarms to get over
these "event" peaks. Would a decentralised system like  http://laconi.ca/ 
   not a better choice ?

just my 50 cents

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