Twitter's performance issues continue
Develop | Posted June 22, 2010

Twitter's taken a lot of flak in the past few weeks for lack of availability and poor performance all around. Not only has the site been flooded by World Cup fans tweeting game updates and reactions, but Twitter has simultaneously been performing some upgrades and enhancements to the site.

The combination of these elements has been negatively impacting the user experience. June has been the worst month on record for Twitter in terms of performance.

As you can see in the chart below, Twitter is still having serious problems with their site. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST today, Twitter only had 73.74 percent availability.

We caught the fail whale 115 times out of the 438 samples we collected across six U.S. monitoring locations during that six hour time frame. The login process took on average more than 10 seconds to fully render the page. This normally takes between three and four seconds.

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We'll continue to watch this for any changes.

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