Wednesday Nov 04, 2009

links for 2009-11-4: Twitter for queueing; Windows 7 vulnerable

Wednesday Sep 02, 2009

links for 2009-9-2: NFL forbids tweeting; Gmail outage

  • NFL forbids play-by-play tweets during games. Good luck with that - Ok, the NFL has to make a statement to appease their rights holders, but seriously, what can they do?  "It isn’t the sports writers that the NFL needs to worry about when it comes to play-by-play tweets. They need to worry about the fans in the stands with Twitter apps on their smartphones. They need to worry about the TV viewers who are sharing details of the games with friends who can’t see it (maybe because of the stupid blackout rule.)"
  • Is it fair to criticize Google for the Gmail outage? [video] - For the majority of folks, i.e. those that use it as a free service, NO!  It is free folks, what SLA have you paid for?  For those that are paying as part of Google Apps, sure, you might have reason to complain, but 100 minutes down a year is still 0.9998 uptime.  Nearly four 9's isn't bad, and if you were hosting e-mail yourself, what would your uptime be?

Monday Aug 10, 2009

links for 2009-8-10: More Google Voice; Twitter replacing RSS?

  • Is Google Voice a Threat to AT&T? - Mentions Google creating a Web app version of Google Voice to replace the banned App Store one.  Also a good summary of the (lack of) logic use by Apple to reject the app.
  • Twitter attack: Bots may have been hardest hit - "However, these bots are necessarily Twitter spammers. These are the automated tweets that comes from sources such as news services".  So twitter is being used as a poor mans replacement for RSS because people are lazy and want to use just a twitter client?  Sounds like an opportunity for a twitter client with RSS support.

Thursday Jul 16, 2009

links for 2009-7-16: Twitter founder hacked; Apple market share slips; webOS SDK

Wednesday Jun 24, 2009

links for 2009-6-24: Hidden iPhone Features, AT&T Improving Network, Analysts on Twitter, Zappos goes social

Thursday Jun 11, 2009

links for 2009-6-12: MS Money done, iPhone specs, Twitter good for burglars?, EC2, Windows 7

Saturday May 30, 2009

Twitter having issues

I've been following some tweets from folks watching the NHL and NBA games this evening and I'm getting mixed results.  At times it is loading, but at others I'm getting a message

Twitter is over capacity.

Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again.

and others the servers are just timing out.  I wouldn't think the load would be especially high on a Saturday night.  What is going to happen when there is presumably a burst of traffic next week at JavaOne?

Friday Apr 04, 2008

links for 2008-4-4

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