Image via WikipediaEarlier today I could not get into my Twitter account. Later on this afternoon I was able to get on. Again tonight I was not able to tweet at will. So I went looking for answers.
At a blog that I follow, Tech crunch, I discovered this blog post titled DDOS Attacks Crush Twitter, Hobble Facebook. It explained the Denial of Service attack on both of these web services. Then I continued on to read the comments following the article. The comments are hilarious. I highly recommend that you too go and read them.
My favourite comment is the one by Steven Cains: "It was terrifying, 15 minutes without an outlet for my inner monologue. I had to resort to writing stuff on post-it notes."
If you have a chance to look at the comments, let me know which one is your favourite.
Arrington, M. (6, August 2009). DDOS attacks crush Twitter, hobble Facebook. In TechCrunch. Online at http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/06/ddos-attacks-crush-twitter-hobble-facebook/