Twitter Is Down – Our Voices Are Silenced

Yes, it is true. Twitter is down. According to Twitter's official status page, it's been about 50 excruciating long minutes. The fallout and “official spin” around this latest outage will no doubt be interesting and be much fodder for the blogosphere later today. Update: 10:54AM – Twitter indicates they are “defending against a denial-of-service attack”

But here's the thing. You know that “feeling” you get when you pounce on your PC and you can't get that WiFi signal or connection to the net? You feel lost. Your PC is almost “useless”. Most of your applications and computer interactions rely on the net. Desktop applets are broken – your browser, just an empty shell. I first experienced this “untethered PC” feeling around 2002. At the time I remember thinking – “Wow. 5 years ago not having an “internet-connection-every-minute” would not have been the show stopper it seems to be now. This was a tipping point for me. And here we are 7 years later. I just had that SAME “2002” feeling with Twitter being down. My gut tells me Twitter is not a “flavour” of the year. This platform is the real thing. And my “gut” is rarely wrong. -Pedro

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