Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Twitter Fail Whale

As I'm writing this post, has yet again stopped working and instead is just displaying the infamous 'Fail Whale' image.

It does occur to me as silly that major issues like this still affect such a popular service.

I recall a time several years back where millions of dollars was wiped of the price of Amazon's valuation because they has a short outage. But these days the Fail Whale doesn't seem to create the same sort of stir.
Is Twitter just not seen as essential (despite its high value and apparent social media impact) or have we just learnt to accept mediocrity in our modern web services?