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Is Twitter about to retire the whale?

Twitter fail whaleTwitter seems to be making good on their promise to improve the stability of their microblogging service, at least when it comes to the website itself (which is what we monitor here at Pingdom). Lately, their website has shown a significant improvement in both availability and response time. Is the infamous Twitter “fail whale” facing an early retirement?

Here is the downtime for www.twitter.com for the last three months:

  • June: 11h 36m
  • July: 4h 12m
  • August: 1h 3m

August is showing a significant improvement over previous months. The August downtime of just over one hour is the best Twitter has done since our monitoring of them started back in February 2007.

The improvement is also reflected in the load time of their website. Here is the response time curve for the last three months (HTML load time) for www.twitter.com:

Twitter website HTML load time

As you can see in the graph above, August has been a solid month for Twitter with very even performance (at least when it comes to accessing their website, i.e. the Twitter login page).

We would like to congratulate the Twitter team on their progress. It looks like their hard work is paying off!

(It should be mentioned that we are a bit biased… Twitter is a Pingdom customer. That said, the monitoring results shown here come from monitoring that has been set up separately by us here at Pingdom.)

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