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When will the FailWhale die?

Gary at ResourceShelf makes some good points today. Why does Twitter need a FailWhale? I recall when AOL was going through its growth issues and would be ‘down’ often. You don’t see that too often anymore. Facebook passed 300 milllion users and isn’t ‘down’ for plumbing changes too often. I do hope that these tools that are becoming such an important part of our lives and culture can keep up with expectations and grow along with the demand.
For example, Gary points to the afct that there are “ow more than 65 million people now actively using Facebook on their mobile devices — a significant increase from 20 million just eight months ago.”
It seems time to focus on scalability, big time.

Posted on: September 22, 2009, 11:59 am Category: Uncategorized

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