Twitter Fail Whale

He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great. –Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Have you seen the Fail Whale in on Occasionally I will catch a glimpse of the great white whale off the starboard bow of my browser.

Funny how Twitter fails regularly but no one cares.

Twitter Fail Whale

Twitter Fail Whale

Twitter is over capacity. Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again.

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  1. “Oh, lonely death on lonely life! Oh, now I feel … my topmost greatness lies in my topmost grief. Ho, ho! from all your furthest bounds, pour ye now in, ye bold billows of my whole foregone life, and top this one piled comber of my death! Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!”

  2. I never undesrtood twitter, it sucks big time. I registered, tried a few tweets, went: what’s all the hype a bout and I never used it again.

  3. Just got failed whaled again, 12:00 ET Monday. Too many Twitterers tweeting at lunch 🙂

  4. […] heard of the Twitter Fail Whale, now there’s this error for those expecting to start their day tweeting: Something is […]

  5. hey love that quote – reminds me of “the only failure is not trying” – not sure of the source of that one I’m afraid..

  6. This article is really sensible. There are times that I cannpt log in to Twitter because its over-capacity. I just ignore the notification and just try logging in again.

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