Twitter Is Down: 15 Alternative Things To Do

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picture-7Twitter just went down. Don’t worry, it was planned. It should only be offline for about an hour today but there’s another downtime planned for Monday as well. I’m sitting here not quite sure what do with myself, as I’m sure many of you are. So I’ll go ahead a prepare a list of alternative activities for today and Monday, in order of importance/likelihood:

  1. Talk about Twitter being down on FriendFeed
  2. Talk about Twitter being down on Facebook
  3. Talk about Twitter being down over IM
  4. Leave a comment on a blog post about Twitter being down (preferably this one)
  5. Talk about Twitter being down via text message
  6. Talk about Twitter being down over email
  7. Tip TechCrunch that Twitter is down
  8. Write your own blog post about Twitter being down (for an example, see this blog post)
  9. Talk about Twitter being down on Pownce Plurk
  10. Talk about Twitter being down on Identi.ca
  11. Talk about Twitter being down internally on Yammer
  12. Think about Twitter being down
  13. Call an actual friend to talk about Twitter being down
  14. Invite an actual friend over to talk about Twitter being down
  15. Go outside

And here are some other alternatives inspired by commenters:

  1. Compose a tweet using Birdhouse to send out when Twitter comes back [thanks Josiah]
  2. Bitch about the Twitter coverage on TechCrunch [thanks Austinite]
  3. Question the timing of the planned maintenance [thanks Carl]
  4. Accuse TechCrunch of being paid to promote Twitter [thanks what? (and Scoble and Winer)]
  5. Find a homeing pigeon [thanks courtney benson]
  6. Talk at a conference about Twitter being down [thanks Scoble]
  7. Talk to Walt Mossberg and Jimmy Wales about Twitter being down [again, Scoble, who loses a point on the leaderboard for name-dropping]
  8. Resort to hyperbole [thanks Shanky Baba]
  9. Compare TC to a pubescent boy and Twitter to Scarlett Johanson [thanks Beer Universe]
  10. losers” [thanks Max]
  11. Fix typos [thanks Erick]
  12. Update IM status [thanks Drew]
  13. Visit this site [thanks Orli]

Update: And Twitter is back. But save the list for Monday!

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