Monday, March 09, 2009

This is why you shouldn't depend on services like Twitter or Technorati

Something happened to my Twitter account. All the phone tweets/updates I've entered since Friday never made it onto Twitter. Nothing on the status blog. I noticed updates weren't posting to my Facebook account. No mention of any recent Twitter problems, except for a hacker attack which did not affect my account. Technorati seems down more than it is up. Ever since the fateful day a few years back when they allowed MySpace pages to rank as blogs, I have had a mere thimbleful of traffic from T'rati. (I used to have 200-300 referrals a day!)

PS- this "trouble with twitter" remarkably mirrors the beginnings my "trouble with technorati." If micro-blogging is a trend, the service will end up in the lap of a company that can keep it going and moving and working in dependable fashion!

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