Alex King, on Twitter’s downtime:
I don’t want Twitter to become a responsibility; I like having a casual relationship with it. I read tweets when I want to, and ignore things I’ve missed most of the time. I’ve already got people asking me if I get their replies or direct messages on Twitter – I know it will only get worse if reliability improves.
Twitter, or something like it, is here to stay. The best we can hope for is ease of integration into the rest of our communication mediums.