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Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee

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Twitter stands a 50% chance of a major outage that could take the site offline during the World Cup, according to a recently departed employee with knowledge of how the company responds to large-scale events.

The former employee, who was granted anonymity because of the sensitivity of what was discussed, has knowledge of the workings of Twitter Command Centre, the platform’s team of troubleshooters who monitor the site for issues such as traffic spikes and data centre outages.

“Between the lack of preparations and the lack of staffing, I think it’s going to be a rough World Cup for Twitter,” said the former employee.

He suggested that an incident of some kind – such as a service responding slowly or incorrectly – is almost a certainty during the 29-day competition in Qatar, estimating a 90% possibility of something going wrong that users would see.

The likelihood of Twitter staying online during the competition, which kicks off on Sunday, is no better than even, according to the former employee.

Twitter is “likely to struggle with traffic at kickoff, and may crash,” he said. “If we’re lucky, it will recover with minimal disruption.”

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So, a 50% chance that it doesn’t crash.


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disgruntled former employee


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
How many weeks before they quit pretending like they mattered?


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
I really enjoy the left whining about how Twitter is destroyed and how Elon is ruining it and how ENTIRE CRITICAL TEAMS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED LOL.

Yet Twitter operates today the exact same way it did a month ago, with just a billion dollars less bloat on the payroll.


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ezride25
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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
If trumps announcement didn’t crash it I don’t see how in the hell a soccer tournament would.


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
Bout 3 fiddy


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jatilen
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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
The "fail whale" is not going to appear on Elon's watch



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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
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How many weeks before they quit pretending like they mattered?



Seems these news cycles max out at two weeks. Just like any maga “we got ‘em now!” Situation. Then it goes in the same file as the Russia hoaxes.

You’ll know when it’s close to death spiral because any law enforcement will announce either a obstruction of justice charge or a civil suit, a signal that this nothing burger is well done.


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
I think it'll be fine. these are the jackasses he's jettisoned...

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That's a man, baby.gif


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
The headline should have read “Disgruntled formerTwitter employee wish casts a tech issue during World Cup play”.


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
Employees that think companies can’t survive without them. This will be a nice wake up call for them


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
The media will present this as fact.

Their source is a former employee that got canned. They are wishcasting along with the journalist that pushed this nonsense.
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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
I thought it was already supposed to be down. Is this like Obama’s line in the sand? “Oh, yeah? Then cross this one.”


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
The media is going to push these stories from "former employees" who will also be "unnamed sources" until either Twitter fails (and they will rejoice) or they realize they won't be able to wish that reality into existence.


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
So blue checks might not be able to tweet about soccer? We are going to DefCon 1 people!


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
The delusion is really strong with these prog techies. They truly think they are irreplaceable or something


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re: Twitter has ‘50% chance’ of major crash during World Cup, says disgruntled former employee
It also has a 50% of succeeding without dead beat employees.


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