I have had it with this Twitter situation. I know it’s a free service, and I know that a lot of you are frankly sick of hearing about it, but I cannot keep pretending that Twitter is the savior of the modern Internet, the message-bearing standard of Web 2.0, and the most important thing to happen to online communication since Gopher when the site itself is only slightly more reliable than a late-model Saab. And I’m sorry, but being down all the time is not excused by the fact that people who think they’re cool think Twitter is cool. Therefore, I would like to hereby officially announce the Totally Unofficial Build a Better Twitter Contest.
I’m certain that the Twitter folks know what a problem they have. The question is whether they’re going to make the service reliable soon enough.
The opening for a better Twitter is real. The other question is whether anyone can exploit it.