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Twitter admits it has had its worst month since last October for downtime but promises it will do its best to stay up and running for World Cup games. The micro-blog monster explained in a blog post that tweaking its system to fix problems created by a planned upgrade had uncovered deeper problems. It is working on long-term …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Whats the point...

    ... it's not like any of those traffic spikes actually produce anything interesting.

  2. mfraz


    Any chance we could have the same promise from ITV's HD channel?

  3. Anonymous Coward


    Oh, my.

    Never mind "within living memory", or "since records began". A whole EIGHT opportunities to do worse missed.

  4. Anonymous John

    Anyone taking bets on this?

    If so, are any Twitter employees reading this?

  5. TeeCee Gold badge

    "brainfart-sharing network"

    Quality. Sheer quality.

  6. Gianni Straniero
    Paris Hilton

    Why, Lord, why?

    I don't understand why there is a spike in traffic during games. Well, I do, but I don't get the point. Every idiot in the world saying "Wow! Spain 0 - 1 Switzerland!!!" seems completely pointless. Any of your "followers" who gives a shit will already know.

  7. Anonymous Coward

    are you serious?

    It's a damn webf front-end to a bunch of mailing lists. Hell, if you were masochistic, you could recreate twitter using MS Exchange Server (but your messages could be longer)

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