Twitter’s Fail Whale

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  1. RestOwner

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    LOL that is pretty neat. I made a podcast regarding Twitter and their downtime.
     
  3. DavidL

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    Twitter's fail whale would be a great place to advertise. I'm sure it could easily be worth $5000 - $10 000 per month due to the thousands of accounts which are deleted or have change.
     
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    Given the amount of downtime they have, I'd say they could charge a lot more for that advertising space. perhaps they could use the revenue to pay for more server capacity, but that would reduce the value of the advertising space :)
     
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    That's true. Usually in big events that have a quick succession of smaller events tend to load their servers quite quickly.

    Also, their version of the 404 error page should be worth as much.
     
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    Haha nicely made :D I'm sure Twitter won't sue him (at his footer), but companies like Microsoft would. That's one thing that's positive on Twitter though IMO ;)
     
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    I think that would surely nice step from Twitter if they monetize 404 Pages. Surely the Fail Whale would be much worthy as because there are many thousands of people faces that when there is some high load on there server. I am sure big companies would book there places. And $5000 - $10,000 per month is too less, I think $5000 per day would be worthy.
     
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    It does depend on the size of the ad and how many there are. $5k per day seems a little high though, in my opinion.
     

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