Yesterday, on the recommendation of Paul Watson, I signed up at Twitter. AFAICT, it’s a stream of consciousness communication medium, sort of like IM, but it’s geared toward the SMS crowd.
Anyway, since I signed up, I’ve had nothing but trouble accessing their site. Apparently they have become too popular too quickly. Hopefully they get it resolved soon, because I’d really like to test it out. It seems like a cool idea, and I’d hate to give up on it because they can’t figure out how to scale their application.
It is very cool/fun and yes, they are having some growing pains. There are a couple of 3rd party apps (twitteriffic for Mac and I know there is one for Windows as well), which seem to work better than the web or IM interfaces. That’s been my experience.
It’s kind of addicting. Some very clever people with something to say in 140 characters or less.
Hmm… can’t wait to try it out "for real". It seems to be working a lot better today.