You might have noticed it already, Twitter is a BIG thing nowadays and has been exploding in popularity for months now. One of the great things about Twitter is it’s API and the many applications built around Twitter. Often it doesn’t matter if your application is very useful or rather useless, you are almost always guaranteed your 5 minutes of fame.
The Twitpocalypse site, warning users (and application developers) for the Twitter Apocalypse, belongs to the rather useless sites built around the Tweetexpress.
What is Twitpocalypse?
The Twitpocalypse is similar to the Y2K bug. Very soon the unique identifier associated to each tweet will exceed 2,147,483,6471
For some of your favorite third-party Twitter services not designed to handle such a case, the sequence will suddenly turn into negative numbers. At this point, they are very likely to malfunction or crash.
According to the estimate at the time of writing, the Twitpocalypse is expected on 10 Jun 2009 at 12:27:04 PM GMT. ETA is updated every 5 minutes. [Read more…]
Originally posted on May 29, 2009 @ 12:34 pm