Arghya Roychowdhury yesterday summed up how he felt when he and millions of other Twitter Users discovered that the Social Media Giant was, as we say “Offline”.
Arghya Roychowdhury Tweet
According to Twitters blog the social media website was “inaccessible for all web users” and while they report a recovery at around 10.10am the service relapsed within 30mins but hats off to the Twitter Team, they report the beginning of a full recovery at around 11.08am that’s within the first hour of outage.
Mr Rawashdeh from Twitter described the day as “turbulent” and also announced that a ‘cascading bug’ was the culprit of the eventful day at Twitter HQ and speculation of hacking, the new office or Euro 2012 have been totally swashed by the team.
Twitter’s up’s and down’s
“For the past six months, we’ve enjoyed our highest marks for site reliability and stability ever: at least 99.96% and often 99.99%” reports Mr Rawashdeh.
This is a far cry from days gone by when the “Overload Twitter whale” was a regular visitor to our screens.
It seems that no one is totally safe from the worlds Spammers! Not even the UK’s Government Websites.
A blog article post yesterday on the Opening up government blog explains why they have had to close comments due to the high volume of spam.
The Opening up government website is (for those who don’t already know) a relatively new website that is thought to help keep people more informed and increase understanding of how the government works, why policies are made and is said to promote a ‘transparent Government’.
Yesterday the decision was made to freeze comment activity after heavy spamming and “nonsensical text broken up by links to web shops selling clothes were appearing all over the website”.
According to their recent blog article ”After a long analysis of the spam in our site, we have a strong feeling that human intervention is also at play”
While Antonio Acuna, head of the data.gov.uk project states that spamming software is in place has also admitted that the software they have in place is mainly to stop computer based spamming and that measures will now be taken to counter the human based element.
The site urges us to report ANY post we feel is spam in the future to help them keep the website a spam free zone
According to a Survey by Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) the latest figures show that Web Marketing & Interactive Advertising has just achieved the best first quarter on record. Those included in the survey, report that their web marketing efforts had brought in somewhere in the region of 15% more based on the same period last year.
It isn’t uncommon for the first quarter of the year to be somewhat sluggish after the splurges of the festive and holiday seasons. Typically both business to business and business to consumer show a decline which in the past has had a knock on effect on willingness of businesses to either continue at the same rate of invest further into their web marketing efforts.
This increase is great news and a positive reminder that our marketing efforts should remain consistent and that we as business owners should resist the urge to cut back on our marketing efforts in order to save money as attracting new customers and standing out from the crowd is what business is all about. So while your competitors and cutting back and fading into the background use this time to stand tall and be noticed.
Web Marketing is a critical element for any business that is looking to impact positively within their industry. With multiple, accessible channels available to both large and small companies, increasing content and authority on the web is something that should become a “must” for all businesses.
Known worldwide, the little blue bird of the micro blogging website twitter has been given a makeover or as some would say a ‘stripped back’.
In a video yesturday, Twitter unveiled their simpler, sleeker logo design.
For the past six years we have seen hundreds of variations of the cute little blue bird to represent our use of the social networking website, twitter.
Over the full span of its lifetime we have seen literally hundreds of designs, colour’s and alterations on the original Cartoon like bird. Some have chosen to use just a bubbled lower case “t” some change the colour’s to suit the schemes or brand some add additional working to highlight it’s use but as of today we have been given strict guidelines for its use.
The new logo has been designed based on 3 sets of overlapping circles. It is said to be a representation of how the networks, interests and ideas of the company connect with others.