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Ask HN: Is Twitter failing to send tweets too often?
4 points by bozho 1431 days ago | hide | past | web | 2 comments | favorite
I rarely use twitter directly (I use it through apps which use the API), but when I use the twitter.com, I feel like there's an "Oops, we did something wrong" error for every 3rd tweet I send.

Is it only me, or twitter are really having problems with sending tweets. And if so, does this affect the amount of users, or twitter are too big for users to pay attention to this problem?

(For the record, clients using the API don't have such a problem. Sadly, most of them will soon have to shut down due to the new policies)

Twitter.com runs off the API as well.[1]

Whilst Twitter does have the odd occasion where it has the "Oops, we did something wrong" it generally works as soon as you try to tweet again.

Considering all of their issues in the early years, they have started to scale really well, they handle over 400M tweets per day[2] & during the recent U.S election they saw a peak of 15,107 tweets per second & 874,560 tweets per minute[3] sure there might be the occasional "Oops, we did something wrong" but its a lot better then the fail whale!

[1] http://engineering.twitter.com/2010/09/tech-behind-new-twitt...

[2] http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57448388-93/twitter-hits-40...

[3] http://engineering.twitter.com/2012/11/bolstering-our-infras...

Yes; is happening a lot. But I don't think it matters too much because after they inform you the natural response is to try again; and then it works.

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