Friday, August 7, 2009

Twitter outage

I am a big fan of Twitter.

Today was tough. Twitter was hit with a DDOS. Basically someone put together a targeted attack that overwhelmed the Twitter servers and made Twitter unusable for common folk like myself.

It is a real reminder that there are people who have nothing but evil on their minds. I just go to work, come home, use my Blackberry to say random things. It never occurs to me that someone sits in their living room with some kind of bizarre agenda and wants to suck the joy out of millions of people's lives like mine.

I think of social networking and blogging as fun and connecting with people. I am obviously oblivious to someone in Russia (or anywhere else) who believes that disrupting a website gets them the attention they crave.

Hopefully order will be restored soon. In the meantime, I will just tell myself the jokes that I would normally tell on Twitter!