Twitter To Take A Longer Time
Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2010 at 4:54 pm
Does your twitter site take time to load? Does your twitter page get stuck often? Or worst case scenario, Your Twitter page is unavailable?
Blame it all on Fifa Fever, with fans pouring their pride, passion, tears and criticisms on twitter along with constant updates by twitter on the match has led to a unprecedented rise in Online traffic causing outages.
Last week, Twitter experienced several incidences of poor site performance and a high number of errors, which was due to “over-capacity” in one of its internal networks. When the site is down, a whale appears on the Twitter site, generally accompanied by a message requesting users to try after sometime.
One of Twitter’s engineers, Jean-Paul Cozzatti, tried to explain why the system failed in his blog ” As more people turn to Twitter to see what’s happening in the world (or in the World Cup), you may still see the whale when there are unprecedented spikes in traffic. While we are making every effort to prepare for that surge, the whale may surface,”
Twitter has warned users on the new problems the site is facing and has doubled its internal network capacity, apart from rebalancing the traffic to redistribute the current load.