Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Are you on overload? No? Well twitter is!

 Hey I want to tweet, I really do!
Preppy player is a big tweeter, so what the heck?
 Found this on and it perfectly explains a recurring problem:

"Have you seen your twitter page show like this? “Twitter is over capacity. Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again.” Are you frustrated? Don’t worry, you are not alone. This is one of the hottest discussion in web.
In Technical Term: You are getting this message because you are being redirected to Twitter’s 503 page (503 Service Unavailable page).
An HTTP status code 503(503 Service Unavailable) indicates that twitter Web server is currently unable to handle the request because of a temporary overload or maintenance of the server.

Why Twitter server is overloaded?

Sometimes twitter traffic is very rapidly and its Web server is unable to handle rapid amount of request in very short period of time (server temporary overload). Hence you a re getting “Twitter is over capacity. Too many tweets!….”.
So, why twitter server is overload? Twitter has become the SMS of the Internet. Because of its restricted 140 characters per post, It has become the hottest thing in social networking. Every one from big companies, to  CEO’s (@ExecTweets) to youngsters’ uses Twitter. According to Forrester estimates around 5 people use Twitter, this causes overload."

Do you care?
Only if you tweet, which I am doing with more frequency...

1 comment:

Suzy said...

Did I know you were on Twitter? Am I following you? I'll look for your twitter button on your blog.

I only use Tweet Deck, which you MUST download if you tweet at all. I keep 3 columns up, Mentions, All Friends and Direct Messages and I never miss a message as is often the case on the twitter home page. It has a search function and a shorten the url function, which Twitter Home doesn't have. I only use the home page to see my new followers.