May 28, 2008

adventures in twitterville


Posted by hugh macleod at May 28, 2008 12:37 PM | TrackBack

HA!!! Excellent...

Posted by: Summer at May 28, 2008 12:42 PM

Hahahahaahahaha! Subtle. I am laughing.

Posted by: Jonny Goldstein at May 28, 2008 1:53 PM

Gotta love the overly obvious error messages.

Posted by: Aaron D. Campbell at May 28, 2008 2:23 PM


K.I.S.S., you most certainly and succinctly did just that...bravo!

Posted by: ShannonRenee at May 28, 2008 2:37 PM

They should totally use that as their new "technically wrong" splashscreen.

Posted by: zchamu at May 28, 2008 3:09 PM

It's all so friendly and fluffy, even when it doesn't work. Great stuff.

Posted by: Rory at May 28, 2008 3:20 PM

Heh. Maybe when I can't twitter that twitter is down, I'll just leave a comment here, Hugh. ;-)

Posted by: John T Unger at May 28, 2008 5:50 PM

This is classic ;) You should ask Twitter to use your graphic in place of their own. I'm sure people could use a change. So they don't become Error Blind.

I actually got Twitter's "Over Capacity" error a couple of times yesterday. I uploaded screen shot to Flickr -

Posted by: Shane at May 28, 2008 8:08 PM

Pretty much sums it up. zchamu makes a valid point.

Posted by: olivier blanchard at May 28, 2008 8:13 PM

perfect Hugh - love it

Posted by: Chris Heuer at May 28, 2008 10:52 PM

Something is grammatically wrong...

It always adds to my annoyance when I get that message.

It should say "Something technical is wrong." Otherwise, they're saying:

"Well TECHNICALLY something's wrong, but not really...!"

Yes, OK I'm a pedant. I'll leave now. LOL

Posted by: Mike R at May 28, 2008 11:42 PM

seems to be missing that lovable Whale being couriered around by birdies

Posted by: Tigers Hungry at May 29, 2008 8:28 AM

hahaha, great!

Posted by: David Álvarez at May 29, 2008 8:40 AM

I'm experimenting a lot with errormessages in ads lately, but this one definitely tops them all my attempts big time. Love it Hugh :-).

Posted by: Hannes at May 29, 2008 8:48 AM

That would make a great t-shirt.

Posted by: Keith Combs at May 30, 2008 12:47 AM

Ha ha! Nice.

Posted by: Madrugada Jones at May 30, 2008 7:36 AM

twitter! twitter! twitter! oh shit, it's broke again!

Posted by: Susan Beebe at May 30, 2008 12:11 PM

Agree with Keith - would make a great t-shirt! ;0) x funny!

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