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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald