Posted on June 9, 2008
With the Apple’s highly anticipated World Wide Developers Conference starting today, the question on everyone’s mind is, of course, “When Will Twitter Crash?”. In a recent blog post, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said that Twitter expects site traffic to increase up to ten-times it’s daily use as real time news starts to leak from the floors of the Moscone Conference Center. Twitter is preparing for the extra traffic by monitoring usage and throttling extras such as pagination and replies to reduce the stress on their servers. Of course, the replies page seems to miss half of the messages that people send in response to my tweets anyways, so I prefer using Summize anyways.
So now is your time to start making bets… when will twitter crash?
If Steve Jobs gives his keynote at 10am today (according to CNN)… I’m guessing twitter will go down at around 11:15am.
Leave your best guess on when you think twitter’s next big crash will be in the comments below or @docpop with your answer. List the time, date, and any extra details you wanna take a stab at (like why or for how long). Sorry, Twitter employees are not eligible to take place in any bets.
Hey, Twitter has actually been running pretty smoothly for me lately, so it seems they are getting things under control. Best of luck to the team on growing their audience this week while maintaining the load.