Fail Whale R.I.P.

Twitters „senior vice president of engineering“ Christopher Fry hat in einem Interview bestätigt, dass sie den allseits beliebten Fail Whale gekillt haben. R.I.P.

WIRED: So is the Fail Whale a thing of the past now?

Fry: The Fail Whale is a thing of the past. Actually, this summer we took the Fail Whale out of production. So if you come to Twitter, and there are always gonna be problems, no service is ever perfect. But right now you will see robots instead of the Fail Whale. So the Fail Whale image is not served by Twitter anymore. It had a long history and some of our users feel very connected to it. But in the end, it did represent a time when I don’t think we lived up to what the world needed Twitter to be.

Killing the Fail Whale With Twitter’s Christopher Fry (Bild: 3D Fail Whale von Hil)