Friday, August 07, 2009

More on that twitter outrage and withdrawal symptoms.

It seems that rumours were right that the downing of twitter yesterday afternoon originated in the dispute between Russia and Georgia.

This from the BBC

the strike was aimed at a pro-Georgian blogger known as Cyxymu.Specifically, the person is an activist blogger and a botnet was directed to request his pages at such a rate that it impacted service for other users."

Meanwhile what was it like to be without twitter?

This from Mark Evans

For hard-core Twitter users, Twitter is their social media crack. Without a fix, it’s probably difficult for many of them to do what they want/need to do to sell, brand, market, promote and share.
Twitter’s outage illustrates how crucial is has become for many people, and a hour or two without Twitter can be difficult.

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