Has Twitter's "Fail Whale" Been Harpooned?

Although a patently “back-end” issue, Twitter’s knack for crashing under the weight of usership surges has long been seen as the company’s Achilles’ heel. But, as AllThingsD reports, Twitter’s “Fail Whale” might be extinct. “All throughout November 6th, that cutesy, once ubiquitous cartoon -- a symbol of a young Twitter’s infrastructure problems -- was nary to be seen,” it writes. That’s despite the fact that Twitter saw record numbers of tweets leading up to President Obama’s reelection.

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