Twitter’s slow and I’m on TechMeme

I’m on TechMeme with my “I’m gonna have another child” post. OK, now, that’s a bug. Clearly not important and hasn’t gotten many links yet. So, how did it get on there? I think Gabe’s algorithm is counting comments received per hour! I bet Gabe is writing a new algorithm now to filter out baby announcements. :-)

Also, Twitter is damn slow.

One thing that Twitter is going to have to be built for is an earthquake. Now, imagine a sizeable disaster coming to the San Francisco Bay Area. Imagine that Twitter will see 1000 times more traffic that day than it is today. Now you see the problem coming. I hope Evan Williams is thinking about how to make this thing scalable. It’s doubling in number of users every few days according to my followers’ list. Problem is that Venture Capitalists probably aren’t funding Twitter cause they don’t see the revenue.

Big revolutions always start with the stupidest small things.

62 thoughts on “Twitter’s slow and I’m on TechMeme

  1. This is all hype – another “feed the sheep” buzz marketing attempt with the Scoble wolf masquerading as a personal blog.

    I’m finding myself in Stefanie’s camp more and more. Why do people constantly fall for this drivel?

  2. This is all hype – another “feed the sheep” buzz marketing attempt with the Scoble wolf masquerading as a personal blog.

    I’m finding myself in Stefanie’s camp more and more. Why do people constantly fall for this drivel?

  3. Jeremiah: because the Internet stayed up during the 1989 earthquake. Because I was IM’ing with people only blocks from the World Trade Center during 9/11. Because I was SMSing with Ernie the Attorney who was in New Orleans during Katrina.

    Lots of our infrastructure will survive. And if it doesn’t, I’ll just walk to where it did survive to get stories out and in of the damaged area. Have Verizon Wireless, will travel.

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