Saturday, June 13, 2009

If You're Reading This..

Heather's oft-imitated taped apology.Image via Wikipedia

If you're reading this, you are the resistance and we survived the Facebook 'Land Grab' and the Twitpocalypse. We can all move along now, nothing to see, although it was entertaining while it lasted.

Firstly the Facebook username launch was successful, Mashable were reporting from the Facebook War Room and in 3 minutes, there were 200,000 usernames registered. In 15 minutes, over half a million, and about 1% of the entire Facebook population have now secured a Vanity URL. I made sure that I was awake at 5:00AM and registered my desired username :)

Twitpocalypse, as it was being referred, didn't pass without incident as several Twitter clients were reportedly experiencing problems. Mashable report that Twitterrific, TweetDeck, Tweetie and Destroy Twitter were all affected. I received a a patched version/update for TweetDeck which is the desktop client that I use for Twitter. The iPhone applications affected by the Twitpocalypse all have to await approval first from Apple so users have to be patient for the time being. I will update this post with further details when they become available!
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