- 9 Jun 08, 09:46 GMT
The much-hyped tool for micro-blogging/threaded conversations has received a lot of flak in recent weeks due to ongoing outages and reduced functionality.
The former chief architect of Twitter, Blaine Cooke, even threatened to quit using the service because of constant outages.
The Apple conference today in San Francisco is sure to be a test for the Twitter servers and in an attempt to prepare for the load, and to win back user support, Twitter's bosses have posted a blog entry addressing the issues:
During the event, we are expecting approximately 10 times our normal daily traffic so we've made some plans to accommodate this dramatic surge. We've moved much of the load off our database by utilizing more memcache, employing more read-slave servers and by fixing some bugs for improved efficiency.
Given Twitter's decision to publicise these steps, I hope for their sake the service doesn't fall over...
Our very own Maggie Shiels is also at the conference. She'll be filing colour and reaction to the Technology pages.
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