Although I’d likely be one of the very first people to admit my love of Twitter, my frustrations with the service have exponentially grown lately to where I feel I must express them via the blog.
Clearly the popularity of this social networking/microblogging site has increased immensely within the last month or so, which is great for the Web site itself. It’s getting amazing press and with the buttload of celebrities joining its ranks, more and more of us normal folks are signing in as well. Unfortunately for us users who have been utilizing the site for several months and are quite accustomed to its effortless usability, the amplified popularity has created a plethora of troubles – or at least it has on my end – that seriously make me consider foregoing my membership.
At this point, I’ve stopped counting the number of times I have encountered the “Twitter is over capacity” image, and this is something I seemingly come across on a daily basis. And each time, I leave behind my “tweet” and exit the Web site not only annoyed and agitated, but wishing I didn’t enjoy “tweeting” – who came up with these ridiculously youthful-sounding verbs anyway? – as much as I do. After all, updating my Facebook status a bazillion times because I’ve had a few too many beers at a Jeff Dunham show could be considered excessive by my friends. Instead I choose to regale all of those in the Twittersphere* with those 140-character informative postings.
And in those moments I actually gain access to the site, it rarely appears correctly without me having to refresh the page. It seems that all of the ease Twitter once held has disappeared as its servers are (I assume) overwhelmed with usage, and that results in people like me becoming pretty damn irritated far too regularly.
So everyone, feel free to use this post to lament about Twitter. Sure, we all love it – Did I mention you can follow me @mskut? No? Oops! Well, you can. – but what the hell is up with these issues!?
* I definitely just made that word up, but I think we should spread it like wildfire. It fits quite well with “blogosphere,” after all.
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