Tweeting while Twitter is Down

April 7, 2008

A colleague just emailed me “I think I broke Twitter.” Not sure it was his fault, but as of 12:43pm CST it’s down.

Since the stated purpose of Twitter is to answer the question “What are you doing”, another friend and I are coming up with the tweets that we’d be tweeting if we could tweet while Twitter was down.

  • Checking to see if Twitter is back up
  • Checking one more time in case I was wrong
  • Getting the shakes
  • Trying to remember how to use email
  • Wandering around asking people on the street “What are you doing?”
  • Googling Jaiku
  • Checking my gmail archives for that old Pownce invite

And Twitter, this is all out of love. It’s a great feeling when people tell you they get the shakes without your product.

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One Response to “Tweeting while Twitter is Down”


  1. […] Yesterday Twitter had one of its periodic outages — which seem to be coming less often than a few months ago, but which still happen too often. There’s even a whole genre of jokes about what people say when Twitter is down. […]


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