Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy

Are you tired of Twitter errors?

You know I love Twitter just as much as the next guy (assuming the next guy isn’t a Jaiku or Pownce enthusiast), but they need a new designer. It’s pretty sad when you can talk to people about how a service has grown by the “progress” of their error messages.

For example, back in the good old days Twitter would greet you with a friendly kitten with a screwdriver during down time. Ah, who doesn’t love kittens (with screwdrivers!)?

Lately they’ve designed a graphic of a bird which reads: Bring That Beat Back. Yes, that’s cute too. Tonight, while Twitter was down – again, I discovered this new screen:

Twitter error

Notice the light blue background is off centered, it’s leaning over the right border. I like the new bird and design, but geesh guys. Here’s an idea – how about we never have to see the error screens again because you’re always up? Just a suggestion.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big fan (huge!) of Twitter. I even made a short video about my precious micro-blogging site. Plus, I just created a podcast based on Twitter tweets called The Nothing Show.

So how about it Twitter? Let’s get things running more smoothly before Jaiku introduce the Dodgeball service that Google have been holding back on for a few years. Oh oh, do I sense a mass exodus coming soon? I hope not.

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Dave

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  • So you probably love the new Jaiku channel:

    #istwitterdown

  • So you probably love the new Jaiku channel:

    #istwitterdown

  • Thanks Bernie: I just joined. Still, I do think you’ll find me in Twitter far more often than Jaiku. You never know though…

    :-)

  • Thanks Bernie: I just joined. Still, I do think you’ll find me in Twitter far more often than Jaiku. You never know though…

    :-)

  • You pitch your socnet tent where you find most of your friends but you follow the flow when your tent starts to leak. I’m once-a-day on Twitter, then I read what Google Reader scrapes from friends of friends. But I’m always-on with a Jaiku text flow coming directly to my phone. It’s like USENET in my pocket and at the moment, it’s exceptionally high-signal, low noise.

  • You pitch your socnet tent where you find most of your friends but you follow the flow when your tent starts to leak. I’m once-a-day on Twitter, then I read what Google Reader scrapes from friends of friends. But I’m always-on with a Jaiku text flow coming directly to my phone. It’s like USENET in my pocket and at the moment, it’s exceptionally high-signal, low noise.

  • Good point Bernie. When I lived in Ireland I used my mobile for texting more than speaking. The fact that texting there is free most of the time is “the” reason why Jaiku will beat out Twitter there. Especially, once they introduce dodgeball.

    I’ve heard horror stories on this side of the pond about Tweet/txt msgs adding up to hundreds of US dollars. Yikes!

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • Good point Bernie. When I lived in Ireland I used my mobile for texting more than speaking. The fact that texting there is free most of the time is “the” reason why Jaiku will beat out Twitter there. Especially, once they introduce dodgeball.

    I’ve heard horror stories on this side of the pond about Tweet/txt msgs adding up to hundreds of US dollars. Yikes!

    Cheers,
    Dave