eBay down for August scheduled maintenance – lessons learnt on Twitter

In a previous post I mentioned how Twitter is being used by people to monitor the availability of web services, and for web services themselves to communicate with its users when their primary channels (website, mobile app, etc) are unavailable. See: BBC website goes offline – Twitter community all a flapper.

Today was another example of such a need for Twitter, however in this instance, the web service got it a little wrong.

Twitter Open for Business (and for Dizziness)

Twitter has recently woken up to embracing the B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-customer) community, encouraging C2B (customer-to-business) and C2C (customer-to-customer) relationship building with it’s Twitter for Business 101 pages. In other news below, I am stunned by the use of scrolling text.

Their news, us news, me news: newspapers are old news

The speed at which news is classed as ‘new’ has changed. Newspapers simply can’t keep up with the pace of life that the current Internet age provides. The scope of news has changed dramatically too, especially with the concepts of Twitter and (as one example) BBC News ‘Have Your Say’ feature on web stories.