So Twitpocalypse has passed and nothing bad happened. No fail whale, dead birds, or broken clients. Now it appears that it was all a viral marketing ploy.
Martin Dufort, CEO of Canadian application developer Wherecloud, says he put up the fear-mongering Twitpocalypse.com page as "a viral marketing move." The page tongue-in-cheekily predicts that when the absolute number of Tweets hits 2,147,483,647 (the highest number a 32-bit signed integer variable can store), Twitter applications using the faulty variable type will be "very likely to malfunction or crash."
via Twitpocalypse? Nah. | Technology | Los Angeles Times.
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
YouTube appears to have a bug in their featured videos list. Every one of the "Featured Videos" links to some awful video of Rick Astley (Who the hell is he and why do I care?) singing a totally awful song and dancing a totally awful dance.
Pownce appears to be YASN (yet another social network) that lets you broadcast messages to your friends, kinda like twitter but different. For $20/year you can also send files up to 100MB.
I've got 6 invites, comment if you want one.
They've got a blog too with promise of a public API coming soon.