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Widespread Google packet loss observed today (zdnet.com)
30 points by shimon 2546 days ago | past | web | 7 comments



I understand Twitter now. It's really dumb in a lot of ways and everything it does could be done without the poorly-built centrally-controlled Twitter (tm) service.

Here's the power: Google and ATT both addressed the problems and did so succinctly, quickly, in the same place, and in an easy-to-understand manner. Superb.

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I still don't get twitter. But it seems like it's turning into something large public entities have to have a presence on. And the character limitation keeps it from turning to a complicated public image/branding/market problem which could keep companies from participating.

But I'm still not sure what the value for John Q. Public is in twittering or tweeting or whatever.

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Looking at the last update, I always chuckle when a tweet notifies about something being offline. Gets kinda ironic :)

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Apps Status Dashboard has some info http://www.google.com/appsstatus#rm:0/di:8/do:1/ddo:1

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Funny coincidence, because I was setting up a wireless network card and kept pinging Google to test it and it dropped out a lot!

Damn you, Google ping!

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The submitted article suggests the failure is an AT&T failure.

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Apparently those poor packets were on a slow boat from China: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/this-is-your-pilot-sp...

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