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Closing in... Founder Fires at Twitter and the Blogosphere, Fixes Twitter for Free

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 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?


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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