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When TwitterTM went down in a DDoS attack yesterday,
some users of the social networking platforms felt like “terrorists
were attacking“; others complained about the heavy productivity
loss and inability
to complete their jobs.
Allegations and rumors put the blame on the creepy Koobface worm.
Conspiracy theorists pointed the finger towards a cyberfare offensive meant to silent the voice
of a blogger that supports Republic
To spice things a little, a few days ago, the US Department
of Defense announced that it seriously consider
moving away from Web 2.0, while the US Marines completely
rejected social networking, and, of course, Twitter.
Until the situation clears a little bit, the lesson of the social
networking bubble that naturally burst yesterday taught the world several
things: the inevitable occurred – it was just a matter of time until Twitter,
Facebook and others to be hit (very hard). The social networking addiction (“dependence”,
if we talk about businesses) rockets towards sky – just take
a look at how hard the Internet traffic fell during Twitter outage.
Hopefully, people will start to realize that Web 2.0
solutions need to be more secure. With a bit of luck, the consequence will be
visible soon enough – robust and safe social networking hubs.
Last but not least, the world spent several hours away from
Blackberry and computer keyboards, using neurons for something else than
advertising 140-characters-long messages about “watching tv”, “drinking beer”
and so on… Again, hopefully…