While no one was looking, Twitter grew up. Amid an outage on a scale its users have not seen in months, if not a year, the microblogging site showed how it reached “tech maturity”. Amazon and Twitter both saw this week how much the world relies on their services.
First, Amazon suffered a patch of downtime following a power failure
in a North Virginia datacenter — leading to a number of high-profile sites falling with it
— and many jumped to Twitter to complain.