The Truth Why Twitter is Over Capacity

Why Twitter is Over Capacity

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Lately, Twitter has been down more than the ground. So many are commenting why Twitter is having so many issues: scalability due to Ruby on Rails, mainstream adoption from press and media, or even just Scoble after two many cappuccinos.

After painstaking analysis of Twitter’s 404 page (above image), I’ve found the reason for the downtime of Twitter, it’s not what you expected: the infrastructure, users, or external factors, it really comes down to poor deployment of internal resources.

Whales can only go one way, gotta get those birds going the same way.

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  • maby they should let TOM fix it LOL this made me mad well back to posting my status on myspace

  • higinio gonzalez

    He’s right. The twitter page is like a bird(light)What twitter needs now is a whale(big)It’s presently top-heavy so it falls.Unfortunately it can’t be fixed.Once you build a page its done.You have to build a brand new one.And what a page it will be !Wait till you see.Happy hunting.Heigh-ho !

  • Matt

    @# 3 – he means the birds. (But RoR aint helping… hehehe)

  • John Doe

    Theres actually two more..

  • phoenix

    You think you are funny?
    You suck men! REALLY!

  • Suzanne

    Andddd it's down again. Oh, and it's 50% of the birds who are wreaking havoc. Although, it is unclear which 50%. Four one way, four the other, and a possibly stoned whale dangling over….red waves? Fly, birdies, fly!!!

  • phoenix

    You think you are funny?
    You suck men! REALLY!

  • Suzanne

    Andddd it's down again. Oh, and it's 50% of the birds who are wreaking havoc. Although, it is unclear which 50%. Four one way, four the other, and a possibly stoned whale dangling over….red waves? Fly, birdies, fly!!!

  • turfburner

    ahahahaha dude i love it. those birds. jesus the birds! i hate those stupid birds. and i also ask you this. why don't those stupid birds the drop the white whale back into the ocean. where the damn thing belongs anyway.

  • jasmin3535646

    you saw that there are two more birds flying to the right?

  • leonffs

    Theres 4 going left and 4 going right. This rate they'll get nowhere!

  • Joe

    Its server issues. IF they tell you different theyre lying. Any ITT TEch junior project manager would tell you that. Need to go to a more flexible, a better load balancing structure, and/or expanding virtualization model.

  • I agree but we cannot completely neglect that RoR can be the root of the problem. The reason being, RoR is not a technology of choice for a Real-Time-Application. It does scale really well. Maybe its the FIFA '10…people are being overly generous with tweets during the biggest tournament on Earth.

  • hahaha idiot

  • WTF

    change the name to twatter

  • Emri

    It's not my intention to disapprove with anything here, but, how did you exactly came to this conclusion? I mean, “After painstaking analysis”, where we have done this and that, conclusion is this and that. Well, where is “this and that” in your analysis? If you say something, we would like to know on what grounds was it. I'm not saying you are wrong, but this post looks like “well, we just have to fill out post qouta for today”.

  • This is so interested! Where can I find more like this?

  • Anonymous

    I think they better sell this to Google!!!

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  • Did not help me with my twitter problem, not a bit. But okay, it is funny!

  • Hi

    not funnyy at all