Whale fail

Even though we love it and we are probably bloody addicted to it, it’s got to be Twitter who are first to get their arse well and truly tanned. If we built a website for a client and it kept breaking down and showing a big fat whale page and losing loads of our clients cleverly thought-out writing, and generally being outrageously temperamental at the exact times when everyone wanted to use it, we’d expect to be fired. No, we WOULD be fired.

The fact that Twitter must have $millions getting invested in it and is hosted on God knows how many servers only adds to the general frustration. They’re lucky that they don’t have a lot of competition because in any other business, people simply wouldn’t stand for it. They’d take their ‘business’ elsewhere.

Twitter, consider yersel Skelpt!

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3 Comments

  • Haven’t seen the whale today, but I guess I will soon

  • Whale of an idea

  • The Mighty Mashable has picked this one up and his blog talks about the “Whale Fail” quite eloquently, here’s the link;
    http://mashable.com/2010/07/21/twitter-scalability/

    Remember you heard it here first!

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