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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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