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Just wrote an app that checks every ten minutes if Twitter is up. After it's been running for a while I'll put up a report.
May 23, 2008
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BTW, the first time it checked Twitter was down. :-( -
it's is down right now. second time in the day -
cool idea Dave! I was thinking of doing that... love to see it later when you're ready to release it! Thx! -
Ooops, it was down the second time it checked too. (It checks every 10 minutes.) -
Up/Down isnt the entire issue that should be tracked. Even when it's up, it's seldom working completely. -
Is there a friendfeed room where everyone can go to when Twitter is down? Dave maybe you could make your app into a widget that could be posted in that room so everyone would have a place to go to and pseudo twitter until the widget says Twitter is up again. Or maybe we should just create a room called Twitter and just go there to Twitter? -
Dave: admire your tenacity, but isn't the client making it obvious? :) -
Jon, that's the key thing to decentralizing -- having an agreed-to place that has enough features to be useful. That's what I've been trying to get the tools-makers to support, with no luck so far. If you want this, send an email to the people who make the clients, and suggest they have a fallback place to route your twits when Twitter is down. The problem is solvable if there is a will to solve it, imho. Here's a list of popular clients assembled by Marhsall Kirkpatrick at RWW.
I found a way to help twitter.
Aaron, come on, where did I say it was innovative. Sighhhh. -
Okay I'll play along -- go fuck yourself. :-) -
Dave, but trying to convince a pool of third party developers who are not earning any fees from their work right now to add features is not necessarily going to happen, where is the motivation, they need someone to create the location and to give them the api/web services. I really think that if Twitter is architecturally flawed, then the key should be identify the right place and establish the connectivity. Then you can get the third party tools developers to link to it, first when Twitter is down. -
This sort of reminds me of
which is a constant check on whether Abe Vigoda is still alive or not. Currently, he's alive. -
Jon, I understand. I'd be willing to pay part of the expense of hosting the files, I've said this before. I think Twitter could kick in some of the money too, they actually have a business reason to do it. -
I love it when code is used artistically and for social statements like this. Its one of the main reasons why the internet is so rich. -
if I had the time and obj-c chops, I'd write a little iPhone tray app that kept twitter's status in the top status bar -
Thanks Andrew. That removes some of the sting of being called an idiot. :-) -
Oy. I'm going to have a drink now. (To everyone else this is why every app should have a block command. It may be Twitter's biggest innovation.) -
Nerd fight! *eats popcorn* -
If we must talk about Twitter being down - how about what to do while it is -
adding the inability to block someone on FF to my list of 'unreadable grey text' and 'no DMs' for things which FF needs to fix to make me hooked. -
Hug it Out Bitches! -
will you leave Jack Burton alone ,.. ? -
where is prokofy when you need her -
prokofy is working on defending me when I do some child pornography art on friendfeed. that was a joke. really... it was a joke. I swear. no really. I'm... I'm sorry.... augh! -
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