Twitter Reaches Capacity?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 | Internet, Social Network with 1 Comment

Twitter Over Capacity

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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    Carlos // February 2nd, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    It's amazing that 75 million people use Farmville every month. There must be some subliminal mind control message in that game…lol.

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