Twitter Downtime is National News?

Twitter is down.” I remember a time when no one around me cared. Twitter is down!” I would tell a co-worker in the cubicle next to me.

What’s Twitter?”

So what?”

Big deal.”

That’s nice”

Apparently times have changed. Yesterday’s outage due to Denial of Service Attack was given front page” attention on,, DrudgeReport, and others.  Perhaps this was due to the nature of the attack or the fact that Facebook was the target of a similar assault. Nevertheless, I think it is safe to say that Twitter is kind of a big deal these days.

What do you think? Was yesterday’s Twitter outage worthy of the national news attention it received?

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August 7, 2009