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Widespread Google packet loss observed today (zdnet.com)
30 points by shimon 3053 days ago | hide | past | web | 7 comments | favorite

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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

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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