How Has the Twitter Denial-Of-Service Attack Affected You Today?

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2009-08-06 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Update: Twitter is back, albeit balky!

I'm sure everyone else has seen this or something similar today with the denial-of-service attack hounding Twitter (and Facebook and LiveJournal) for almost four hours.

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Here is what Bit.ly spit back at me when I went to pitch my last blog post (the one before this one):

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Even though Twitter is back online, I still can't launch stories there from Bit.ly. What a headache. Ugggh. Back to Snurl, which worked.

For someone who uses Twitter to pitch stories (and, yes, provide silly, waste-of-time updates), this left a bitter taste in my mouth. It affected my marketing in addition to my ability to engage in silly, one-sentence banter with fellow Twitterers.

But I lived. My productivity might have even been enhanced by this outage. If it were Google under DOS, I'd be in trouble. I'm searching there constantly for work research.

How has Twitter's DOS attack affected you today? Read more on TechMeme here.

 
 
 
 
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