In talking about Amazon.com earlier, I mentioned how Twitter has not exactly had the best record of being up and running lately.Â Of course, most people know by now that predominatly the cause is that the site is simply “too popular” and the site was simply not built to scale to the size needed for the number of users.
Rafe Needleman of Webware.com came up with a solution… Shut the site down.Â His reasoning.Â The site is too unreliable, and hence “nobody” is using it any more anyway.
Now, I as an “uneducated non media type” could get away with this sort of logic (or lack thereof), because well… I am not a member of the media.Â I am not an expert.Â Right?Â He is supposed to be the respected authority, yet to me (the unenlightened) this makes absolutely no sense.
There used to be a stupid old saying that goes something like, “Nobody goes to that restaurant any more because it is too crowded.”Â It was a joke, and (most) people seem to readily get the irony of it, but apparently for Rafe, this sort of “logic” can be applied to a website on the Internet.Â I guess things work differently in the Web 2.0 world.
My question is, how do I find a way to make idiotic statements like this (lord knows I am good at making them), and still find somebody to actually pay me to make them.Â Inquiring minds want to know.