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Twitter to make a come back at WWDC?

As a daily routine the first thing I did today after turning my system on was to check whether twitter is back or not and I was not disappointed. The big day has arrived (Worldwide Developers Conference) and yet twitter is down.

According to Twitter there is going to be a very interesting breaking news happening (oh really???). They are expecting around ten times their normal daily traffic (current daily traffic?) and they have made some plans to facilitate the huge flow.

"There's going to be some very interesting breaking-news happening on Twitter. During the event, we are expecting approximately ten times our normal daily traffic so we've made some plans to accommodate this dramatic surge."

They also have a Plan B by the name of 'Operation: Gray Mode'.

In the event that our estimates and preparations fail, we have designed a way to keep Twitter updates moving quickly through the system to their respective recipients. We have isolated and created on/off switches for many Twitter features. Should it become necessary to shed incoming load quickly, we can turn off features such as stats, pagination, and several others to preserve the reliability and timeliness of your Twitter timeline.

Link: Full article @ Startup Meme

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