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Posted June 9, 2008 8:16 pm by Andy Beal with 20 comments
Over the weekend, I teased Pownce because it too proved to be as unreliable as Twitter. Well, with all the buzz the upstart Plurk is getting, I felt it only fair to share this with you.
While I, and others, continue to moan about Twitter’s reliability. It’s important to know that the grass is not any greener.
Yup. I got the same error screen too.
Wow – maybe they think downtime is success?? I can’t believe this is happening to all 3 – I just read a post stating the Plurk is ready to go the distance…maybe they just thought they were.
I know it sucks when services like these are down but you still have to remember that they’re only in infancy. Yeah, it’d be nice if they were 100% reliable but give them some time. Of course it shouldn’t take as much time as it has Twitter to work out kinks…
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@Jason I agree. Heck, even Google’s services crash and burn now and then. I’m not here to diss so much, but to point out that other services suffer just as much as Twitter.
I had started to switch towards Plurk, but today Plurk is having issues and Twitter is working reasonably well … so I think it’s back to Twitter being my micro-blogging platform of choice ..
It doesn’t feel like there’s a serious contender out there ..
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I’ve been using both for a few wees now, and in that time experienced roughly 20x the downtime on Twitter than PLURK.
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Who knows when Twitters reliability will get better, as of right now it sucks! I haven’t even bothered with Plurk or Pownce – I don’t know why the names just never really grabbed my attention.
But I have to agree with Owen on the part that Twitter doesn’t have any serious contenders out
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Seems it work now…Anyway, does Plurk has something to do with the A Team?
New contest – Who can collect the most micro-messaging platform downtime graphics!
Twitter and Pownce and Plurk – oh my! Twitter and Pownce and Plurk – oh my! I feel like I’m on my way to the Land of Oz and the Wizard is screwing with all of us!
I’m a fan of Twitter, but it’s treating me like a scorned woman! Someone help!
I heard that Twitter uses Amazon Web Services. Then why it’s not so reliable?
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I don’t think its a question of if they will crash, like you said everything crashes even Google, but it’s more a question for how long. I don’t see Plurk going down for hours on end, or having to shut off features for days, like Twitter has.
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Yeah, with Twitter you can wait quite a lot for everything get smooth. Sometimes when it goes down, you can wait for hours
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I hope no one tells Universal TV that they’re using that pic.
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That’s blasphemy! Seriously though it did have a few issues in June when it went from ~2000 users to way more almost overnight. I expect plurk to load; twitter I’m expecting a whale!
Hah, gotta love the A-Team
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