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Far Too Many Whales?

twitter whale 300x215 Far Too Many Whales?Is twitter too popular for its own good?

If you’ve been following the development of twitter like I have for the last couple of years, you will have noticed an increasing amount of whales.

Whales are what you get when Twitter is over capacity and simply can’t cope with the volume of tweets.

Also there is the dreaded Hootsuite message “API is busy, please try again later” when you try and load more tweets or when you first enter the application

Fridays are particularly bad due to the #FF or “follow Friday” activity

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The downside for blog owners everywhere when twitter is down, is that if you have a twitter feed plugin installed it will show no tweets and instead give you the message “No public twitter messages” rather than the more accurate “we can’t display any of your tweets as twitter is currently overloaded”.¬† This is not good for social media companies like ourselves who pride ourselves on our frequent social media activity.

You do wonder whether their platform can keep up with its own popularity and how soon it will be before people start departing it shores for greener social media platforms elsewhere.

Leave us a comment and let us know whether you think there are more Whales than there used to be.

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