Twitter Fail Whale Sails to New Heights
Lately, users of the popular micro blog service, Twitter, have been seeing a lot of the infamous fail whale that is representative of the service being over capacity due to "Too Many Tweets."
Given the amount of funding that has been poured into Twitter since its recent leap to pop culture stardom, one tends to become concerned about the reliability and preparedness of this service.
In a recent blog post entitled "What's happening with Twitter?" on the official Twitter blog, most of the blame for the appearance of the infamous whale has been placed on popular events such as the 2010 World Cup.
At 11am MST today, Twitter engineers posted that they were investigating elevated error rates and working to resolve them, and the status blog seems to be hopping with activity.
With the number of appearances the fail whale has been making lately, will Twitter be able to keep the interest of its users or will they flock to more stable services such as Google's Buzz and other competitors?