When I tried to open Twitter, I encountered the following message saying, “Twitter is over capacity. Too many tweets. Please wait a moment and try again”. I tried to refresh my browser but the same message appears. After a while, I click the home link on the top right and all tweets appeared. However, when I click the Profile. The twitter over capacity message appeared again. I tried to click again the Home link but this time to no avail.
This has been the same problem that Facebook has faced for weeks now. Facebook is experiencing a performance issue. Loading Facebook applications, especially its game applications such as FarmVille (75,778,293 monthly active users) and Cafe World (30,353,980 monthly active users), has been very slow and usually gives a synchronization error.
This problems is a proof that those behind Facebook and Twitter did not anticipate their applications to be this huge. Too many players of Facebook game applications is eating up a lot of its server capacity. Twitter on the other hand may be affected by spammers and overloads its server which cause the problem.
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