Twitpocalypse is upon us!


I found this interesting.  My Twitterrific application on my iPhone was affected by Twitpocalypse.  They just update the application with version 2.0.2 to resolve the problem.  Over 2 billion tweets … WOW.

The Twitpocalypse is similar to the Y2K bug. The unique identifier associated to each tweet has now exceeded 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.

Category: ISI
Published: 6/16/2009 3:00 PM

Published with permission from Robert Lindley. Source.

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