I read a disturbing post today on Stay n Alive in which Jesse Stay commented on a trend he sees of developers leaving Twitter for other positions. Basically, Twitter needs their developers to stay or needs them to be replaced by other developers. All the venture capital in the world can’t save you if you don’t have people to make things work.
In a semi-related post, Louis Gray commented on twitAbit. This is an interesting little app and I can’t decide if I want it to be the face of things to come or not. twitAbit basically lets you go ahead and tweet your heart out when Twitter is down. The app saves your tweets and sends them out to Twitter once the system is back online. Yes, twitAbit was created just for when Twitter is down.
In all fairness, I haven’t had many issues with Twitter this month (knock on wood). May, however, wasn’t exactly a shining example of stability. Here’s hoping they’ve fixed their issues and more services like twitAbit won’t be needed.
What are your thoughts on services like this popping up? Would you rather just move to Pownce/Friendfeed/Plurk, or have you invested too much time in building your Twitter community?