Twitter Uptime Worst Of All Social Networks

May 6th, 2008 | By | Category: General

We’re fans of Twitter (podcastmama & podcasting_news), but have been surprised by the site’s frequent downtime.

Turns out there’s legitimate reason for concern: Twitter has the worst uptime of all the major social networks.

Availability monitoring company released availability stats for the major social networks today, and Twitter comes out in last place:

Social network site downtime, Jan 1 – April 30, 2008
Social Network Home page (monitored) Downtime Uptime %
Twitter 37h 16m 98.72% 18h 55m 99.35%
Pownce * 13h 20m 99.44%
Bebo 14h 13m 99.51%
hi5 12h 59m 99.55%
Windows Live Spaces 9h 40m 99.67%
LinkedIn 7h 40m 99.74%
Friendster 6h 50m 99.76% 6h 10m 99.79%
Orkut 3h 0m 99.90%
Facebook 2h 29m 99.91% 2h 20m 99.92%
Yahoo! 360 1h 40m 99.94%
LiveJournal 1h 25m 99.95%
Xanga 1h 25m 99.95%
MySpace 1h 5m 99.96%

The table is sorted so the sites with the worst availability are at the top. Twitter’s availability is a full percentage point behind sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, & MySpace.

Twitter hasn’t made the leap to mainstream adoption yet. Is the site’s unreliability one of the reasons?

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  2. Dani says:

    So, if I know my numbers, Twitter, although worst in downtime, is still available 98.72% of the time?

    LOL! This really cracks me up! 🙂

  3. cheekygirl says:

    the worst is and – they really sucks!

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