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Twitter’s Fail Whale Makes An Unceremonious Return Twitter’s Fail Whale Makes An Unceremonious Return

For those of you making you way to work or school this morning, you might be greeted with an old friend while checking your Twitter stream: The Fail Whale. What could be the most loathed mascot on the Internet, Twitter’s …

A Google + Fail Whale? A Google + Fail Whale?
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One of the more recognizable images in relation to social networking has to be the Twitter Fail Whale. It’s become so commonplace — is that a knock on Twitter? — the image has even been made into a tattoo. The …

Star Wars Fail Whale As Cool As Google Doodles? Star Wars Fail Whale As Cool As Google Doodles?

Yes, most everyone is madly in love with the new Google Doodle, honoring Martha Graham — rightfully so — but there may be an honest-to-goodness competitor to today’s throne holder, the Star Wars Fail Whale. Debuting on the official Star …

LeBron James Has Joined Twitter, Will Soon Break It
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UPDATE: Lebron James has now joined Twitter:  @KingJames.

Twitter hasn’t verified the account yet, but both Chris Paul and CNBC’s Darren Rovell has confirmed it is indeed him. One has to ask the question, will LeBron announce his decision via Twitter?

Lakers Win Over Celtics Gets Twitter Record Tweets Per Second
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Twitter announced today that it achieved a record 3,085 tweets per second last night as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA Championship.

Twitter Not Ready For IPO Fortunes

"We’ve raised all this money. We’ve created this global brand…Now we have to go build the business that lives up to that valuation."

Twitter COO, Dick Costolo, January 20, 2010

And that, my friend, is why we won’t see a Twitter IPO this year. That, and this really obscure New Yorker reference:

Is Twitter Ready For Mainstream Real-Time Search?

If you are a Twitter user, you have probably experienced errors trying to use the service a time or two. In fact, Twitter being "over capacity" is so common on Twitter that the "Fail Whale", which is displayed in such instances has something of a cult following. People even wear T-shirts sporting the image.