Mike Isaac

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Twitter Goes Down. Again.

Twitter experienced site-wide downtime for the third instance in as many weeks on Thursday morning, as many users were unable to load the site via the Web or mobile devices. “Some users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue,” the company said via a site status blog. It’s disconcerting as the site grows into popular mainstream use; Twitter needs to distance itself from the early “fail whale” days if it wants to prove reliable to both consumers and advertisers alike.


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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