I used Twitter a LOT during SXSW and it was only down for a few seconds that I could see. This is a huge turnaround in reliability.
I’d love to know what they did to finally fix their reliability problems.
In the meantime, congratulations to Twitter for finally getting reliable. Hopefully it doesn’t go down tonight to spite me the way Amazon went down when I bragged on Jeff Barr and the Web Services team there.
It’s been a long year, but surviving SXSW is a big feat and one that’s really appreciated by me.
One thing I’ve noticed is that Twitter is growing again because of the reliability upgrades. I’ve gained 1,500 Twitter followers in just a few weeks. My friends are seeing similar growth.
Speaking of Twitter and geeky stuff like scalability, the Twitter tech team is doing a technology blog. Mighty geeky, with some cool stuff, like how to get your stolen iPhone to Twitter home!