Posted June 7, 2008 12:10 pm by with 22 comments

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So, like all Twitter users, I’ve been somewhat frustrated with the amount of downtime. As a back-up plan, I decided to go back to my Pownce account.

Twitter has problems, but it’s not alone. Look what greeted me on my attempt to add new friends to Pownce…

FAIL!

  • I’ll take Twitter downtime over Pownce’s slow and laggy messaging interface anyday. While the service is great for media lovers, it takes too long to do any task and the site goes down just as randomly as Twitter, if not more.

  • @mark – yeah, as I complained before, it takes about 20 seconds to add each friend.

  • Email us about it? They know enough to throw the error page, why can’t they just log it?

    Fail!

  • Andy here is a little present for your Fail collection!

    Twitter Whale Fail
    http://tinyurl.com/6nwaq3

  • Is it Plurk the solution? Even though, this new Plurk is also reported many times down! How can they handle the situation when too many users come and go at any time?

    TonNet’s last blog post..Congrats Jenny D. She’s now a PhD!

  • That’s a good looking error page. LOL. At least, they got that right.

  • I really like Plurk a lot better, It does go down but not for nearly as long as Twitter or Pownce, and they’ve already starting scaling up. They definitely are taking lessons learned from Twitter.

    Samirb’s last blog post..Plurk and Karma

  • I am like you , still looking for a better of the two.

  • I never really got in to twitter, but someone invited me to Plurk the other day and I must say it is great, no idea how reliable it is, but it hasn’t been down since I started using it.

  • I’ve been trying twitter recently, but Plurk looks much better – and love the a-team reference. Just hope there’s a wordpress plugin.

    And anyone know the history of the ‘FAIL’ phenomenon? It’s come from nowhere and has been doing the rounds like crazy at work!

  • @Gregory – no idea where “FAIL” came from, but it can be satisfying to use it. 🙂

  • LOL image. I think that’s the best way to talk users about some errors here 🙂

  • Never heard about Plurk before.

    Symbian’s last blog post..Nokia S60 Symbian Windows Live client available in Europe

  • I would try Plurk if I were you!

  • In terms of simplicity, twitter is dead! it’s messy but pownce is a little more technical and damn beautiful.

    Temi’s last blog post..Webmaster Marketplace

  • Kind of scary picture!

    Mobile PC’s last blog post..Nvidia has presented new Tegra platform

  • Mxit is a South African messaging service that has spread from mobile (via GPRS to server)to web based too. They’ve been going far longer than any of these
    two, so go check them out, maybe they can add value somewhere?

  • I like the way they use comedy to resolve a problem. Its clever thinking. I prefer this over other error pages. The lighter side of bugs.

  • At least in Twitter we won’t see that bad creature.

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  • ablackanimal

    If you are tired of facebook or twitter but want a way to connect with artists and musicians then you should check out http://www.putiton.com

    If you are tired of facebook or twitter but still want to connect with your friends then pick up the phone…

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