Moments ago, Verizon Wireless confirmed that its 4G LTE network is back online. The network went down early yesterday morning and remained out of service for more than 24-hours in some areas. We’ve confirmed a signal with our Samsung DROID Charge here in New York City as well. Verizon has yet to say whether or not it will issue any sort of rebate to customers affected by the outage. More →
…It should start charging $1 per month for Gmail service. Twitter users probably represent one zillionth of the Gmail user base (yes, that is an exaggeration) and here is the Twitter reaction when Gmail went down for less than 30 minutes today:
Bravo Google, the world needs Gmail. I would venture a guess that at only $1 per month Google would likely retain well over 50% of its current user base. That’s a whole lot of dollars…
Call it a modern anomaly, herd mentality or whatever else you want but Twitter seems to continue to grow in popularity as its downtime issues get more pronounced. Amidst recent news of a successful funding round, Twitter’s problems keep getting worse as buzz throughout the blogosphere questions Twitter’s staying power. Is it really that hard to keep Twitter up? Nick Halstead seems to think he has just the viagra Twitter needs. In his post on the fav.or.it blog yesterday, Halstead basically went kindergarden teacher on Twitter in an attempt to teach them how to build their own service. Some might consider this to be a bit embarrassing; your well-valued web service is so riddled with issues that people are constantly and publicly posing solutions. Halstead concludes by stating that his solution is “pretty simple stuff” but clarifies by acknowledging the fact that a complete redesign is obviously impossible at this point (although with all the current downtime, would we really even notice it?). Whatever the case, it seems cel-web-rities will continue to enjoy blurting 140-character randomness into cyberspace and hoards of followers will continue to enjoy replying to a wall. The question is whether or not the hype can outlast the stability issues. Anyone up for using Halstead’s model to build a competitive offering?