Twitter v. Manchester United
turbotodd 100000388Y Visits (1794)
Manchester United beat Chelsea last evening to win this season's Champions League, in case you're a fan (or even if you're not) of European football.
I scanned my Time Warner cable TV box's "soccer" theme to find a way of bringing up the game in real-time, but alas, I was relegated to time-shifting and the DVR.
What was more interesting was that the only reason I discovered the match was going on was due to Tweets from two different Twitterers, tweeting away about a missed Ronaldo penalty kick.
That, of course, was when Twitter was working yesterday -- Twitter streams seem to be increasingly like the weather -- some days they're good, some days they're bad....very bad.
Which is why it's a good thing that GigaOM's Om Malik is reporting that Twitter has closed a $15M round of venture capital.
Please, guys, go buy some new servers, or software, or programmers, or whatever else it is that you need to keep the Twitterverse up and running more consistently.
I'll even help hook you up with an IBM sales rep, if that'll help.
But, you need to know that we're hooked, okay?
You've created the equivalent of Internet crack, and we need you to keep the Twitter firehose wide open, constantly available, and always on.
Otherwise, we're not going to be able to report to the rest of the world the most trivial and mundane aspects of our boring lives in near real-time, and all our followers are going to be left wondering what in the world happened to our banal selves.
And, I'm going to continue to be clueless about European football matches that I would actually be interested in checking out.
Thank you for your consideration.