So twitter was down for an hour or so and my ability to randomly communicate was given a reprieve. It is so hard to think that twitter has only been around for just a few years and for me it has replaced texting and is in some ways the only way I communicate with some people. It is one of the social media pillars that is second only to Facebook and YouTube and I have come to rely on it a lot just to connect with people and find out what is going on.
Thank God it is back, it is amazing to think how distilling communication into 140 characters has become such a powerful tool for everyone to communicate with each other. I think the simplicity of the system and that it can work on anything with a screen is what has made it so influential. That and the ability for apps to be created around it has created a developer community who are using it in unique ways which has magnified the power the platform has had for all of us to connect.
I was kind of sad I didn’t see the fail whale, haven’t seen him or her I don’t know which in a while. If the bird has a name why not the whale? Thank God your back twitter, I remember back in the old days when you were down regularly, please don’t do it again.