Job seekers, Web marketers, reporters, customer support teams, political protestors in oppressed countries -- the list of folks who rely on Twitter is long and not entirely frivolous. Like it or not, in a very short time Twitter has become very important. As uber-MILF Brooke Burke told the Wall Street Journal, when she sent her usual morning tweet yesterday and never got a response, she was stunned:
"What is going on? Why isn't anybody responding? Why have I not gotten any tweets? It is just not normal." she recalls thinking. "It almost was like having no phone service."
Twitter is not Ma Bell ... yet. But one day it could be -- so long as the Russians (or the Koreans, the Chinese, and the hackers down the street) don't take it down first.
What did you do when Twitter's lights went out? Post your thoughts below or e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org.