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Twitter Lost My Tweets

Over the weekend, I signed up for a Twitter account and that process had a few hiccups which were entirely my fault. After sorting that out, I started posting items into Twitter using the web site and everything seemed to be going swimmingly.

Unfortunately, the site went down with the familiar offline message informing Twitters that they were reorganising some stuff. To my surprise, when the service came back online – it had lost my last tweet. Assuming this was a bit of a one off, I let it go. Later that same night, Twitter lost another tweet. I haven’t posted about it since Friday night as I figured that they were doing maintenance and it wasn’t worth raising, however yesterday it lost yet another tweet and this time I didn’t notice that the site went offline.

I think we’re up to a total of three or four tweets which Twitter have lost in as many days since joining the service. I realise that I might just be a little unlucky, so I’ll be keeping an eye on it over the next week or two to see if it is normal or the exception.