Twitter Failwhaling Following Brazil Upset

By  |  Friday, July 2, 2010 at 9:45 am

Twitter is having some serious problems in staying up following the Netherlands’ 2-1 come-from-behind upset of World Cup favorite Brazil Friday. The social networking site has found it hard to stay up during the event, frequently coming down following the final whistle of major matches.

On the company’s status page, Twitter acknowledged the problem, but didn’t lay the blame on the World Cup match. “We’ve received reports of elevated error rates for users; we’re currently investigating,” it reads. The last time Twitter’s Failwhale was making a regular appearance was on the 23rd of June, the day of Algeria’s match with USA that catapulted it into the first knockout round.



3 Comments For This Post

  1. Atle Iversen Says:

    I wonder how many of the thousands (millions ?) of twitter messages saying “OMG ! Netherland beat Brazil 2-1 !!!!” are (almost) identical ? There seems to be a *lot* of noise where many people are saying more or less the same thing (within 140 characters you can only be so creative 🙂 )

    If twitter could identify this, maybe we didn’t have to get 87 twitter messages from different people *all* saying that Netherland beat Brazil 2-1 ? Chances are, if you’re interested you already know (as you’ve watched it), and if not, you’re satisfied with *one* message saying who won ?!?!?!

  2. Leslie Says:

    So this is one of the reasons those whale keeps appearing! Now I know what times to avoid.

  3. Tech Says:

    The Netherlands shouldn't have won that game. They didn't deserve it.