Peter Kafka

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Twitter "Currently Experiencing Elevated Error Rates"

In English, that means the service is down, or working intermittently. Twitter’s status blog acknowledged the problem around 3 am eastern U.S. time, and says the company’s tech team is “aware of the problem and are taking action.” The good news: It’s the weekend. The bad news: The Oscars, which should be a high-volume event for the company, are a day away. UPDATE: As of late Saturday afternoon, access to Twitter.com had been “stabilized,” though evidently not resolved as the company continues to “monitor the situation closely.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus