Twitter announces upgrades now and then, and then it’s down for hours on end. Twitter is also down a lot even when they don’t announce upgrades.
People have written about this over and over. Complaining. Making suggestions. Thing is, nobody knows what is going on behind the scenes over there. Twitter doesn’t make their total userbase numbers available. Could be 10,000, could be 10,000,000. Who knows. A lot of people are saying they built it wrong, slamming them for not caring, slamming their hosting provider Joyent for crappy service. Complaining that it went down during Macworld, and during the Presidential Debates and State of the Union address.
Will it be up during the superbowl? Oh my goodness!!! I hope so! they say.
And what about Twitter’s lack of business model. How will they make money? Here’s how you make money. I know how you can make money! Everyone is a startup know-it-all all of a sudden.
Bottom line. This is helping Twitter. It shows that people love it. It shows that people almost NEED it, to communicate, share, or just vent.
People threaten that they’ll move to Jaiku or Pownce. Not a damn chance. Twitter’s userbase are loyal, they’re sticking it out. Twitter is a great idea, a great service, and it will be around for a long long time. This will be 10x more successful than Blogger in my opinion. The Obvious team has a real winner here.
So Jack, Ev, Biz and team. Hang in there. Nobody is in the office with you, nobody knows how many late nights you’ve put in. Nobody knows what the issues are.
And everyone who is complaining? You’re only helping the cause. So keep it up :)
(photo by iJustine)