As much as I like to poke fun at twitter’s reliable flakiness and curse the fail whale…
For inexplicable reasons, I stay. Again, twitter is not essential. My days go in fine with or without it. What value is it?
No… scratch all of that.
Twitter just saved me from a huge gaffe.
And it would have put web sites for lot of other folks in a spiral too.
At 11:30PM June 30, I scanned my Twitter replies tab (which was again working after about a week of “being stressed out”). and saw these two tweets from people I dont really know:
So I logged into my GoDaddy account, and holy crap! My domain feed2js.org was expiring on June 30. Today! Tonight! Or it had expired and was ready to go back to the big box of domains. I had thought I set them up for auto renewal, and the email I had in my GoDaddy account was one I rarely check (doh).
But how lucky am I that some folks noticed. And tweeted. Would that have happened in another social service? technically it could but it did not. It was twitter, damn flaky, stupid flying whale busted function every day twitter.
Twitter, I can’t quit you, babe.
The post "Still Cannot Break Up With Twitter" was originally slapped on the butt by a cigar smoking doctor yelling "It's a post!" at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2008/07/twitter-no-break-up/) on July 2, 2008.