This is from the Twitter status blog posted.
Good lessons from this :
a) Have your status blog externally from your network like Twitter did ( Twitter status blog is powered by Tumbler)
b) If you are usint Twitter OAuth for your application have another one like OpenID or Facebook Connect so that your users are not stranded. ( Ampliy has both Facebook connect and Twtter OAuth so I could post this.
c) Have a standy place where all friends can connect. In the olden days when Twitter was down we used to go to Pownce :)
Well that's my take - what do you think ?
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