You may have heard this morning Twitter experienced its longest outage in 8 months when the popular social networking site went down for… GASP… more than an hour. For many users, this was deathly. Here at DGWB, there were only a few affected but it still struck hard.
DGWB PR and Social Media Coordinator Selena Devore gathered herself long enough to describe her experience:
“It was horrible,” Devore faintly recalled shortly after being resuscitated. “Twitter.com sent me to a blank white screen with no comfort from the ‘fail whale.’ In Hootsuite, all I was able to pull out was ‘Twitter API down.’ It was madness! MADNESS, I tell you!”
“How were people even able to communicate this crisis?” said DGWB Social Media Coordinator Amanda Vo. “Twitter people were flocking to Facebook to lodge their complaints. I mean, someone had to be listening somewhere, right?”
Was there a lesson behind the chaos? Do we rely too heavily on social networking? Tweet us your thoughts @DGWB. If it’s up…