Try to load Twitter’s website. No luck? Nope, it’s down. What happened today that was out of the ordinary?
Twitter’s first CTO, Greg Pass, resigned today. I don’t think that he planted a daemon to bring down the site on news of his departure so we can rule that out.
The other big news is that Mr. AplusK himself, Ashton Kutcher, launched a desktop Twitter app called A.Plus. He is working with idealab backed startup UberSocial. I tried it out and it looks like a Kutcher-skinned version of UberSocial for Twitter. It is a great way for UberSocial to grab users.
While I was using it, it seemed to be making a lot of calls to Twitter. Everytime someone I follow tweeted, I got a little warning in the bottom right of my screen. I found it annoying so I turned it off. I’ve read some rave reviews (in tweets, of course) but I didn’t really like it. It was clunky. I found it difficult to scroll in the 3 different windows (more due to a lag in the speed of scrolling than anything else).
I doubt that enough of Ashton’s almost 10 million followers downloaded it and kept it open for long enough to bring down Twitter but you never know…