Peter Kafka

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Twitter Down Again? Yep.

Remember when we thought Twitter’s Fail Whale days were over? Sigh.

A quick public service message: If you want to know whether Twitter is really down or if there’s a problem on your end, it’s probably the former. At least this month. But you can check for yourself over here: http://status.twitter.com/

For the record, here’s the current update (it’s not you):


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work