July 1st, 2010
This morning at around 3:45AM, US Central, the SSL certificate Twitter was using for authentication appears to have expired. As far as our servers were concerned, this changed Twitter from a trusted to an untrusted connection, and for security purposes, they refused to connect.
We have notified Twitter of the problem, and have implemented a temporary fix until this is corrected.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
June 29th, 2010
TrueTwit had some technical issues today which kept us off the air for a few hours. The issue has been addressed, so all’s back to normal.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
June 9th, 2010
It appears Twitter has been having issues this morning, at least since around 9:00, US Central. Until they work out whatever is causing all the “Twitter is over capacity.” messages, several operations on True Twit will not be available.
UPDATE (12:15PM, US Central): The troubles continue.
UPDATE TWO (3:15PM, US Central): Twitter appears to be much better now.
May 7th, 2010
We are deploying a new version of TrueTwit today. This version will resolve the issues caused by Twitter’s API bug from Wednesday. Since we have to do a deploy and take some downtime, we figured, what the heck, we are going to release some new features for TrueTwit Premium users. Here is the skinny on the new stuff.
- You can now subscribe to TrueTwit Premium using Paypal and Google checkout.
- We have a new Premium subscriber dashboard with cool dials showing rankings and follower trends for your Twitter account.
- Premium subscribers can now see retweets in the Premium Dashboard
- Premium subscribers have see what other people are saying about them in the Buzz section of the Premium dashboard.
Check it out and tell us what you think!
The TrueTwit Team
May 6th, 2010
TrueTwit is experiencing technical difficulties due to a bug in the Twitter API. This bug is affecting TrueTwit’s ability to access Twitter to obtain follower lists. We are not the only site affected – apparently the bug is breaking other applications. Those who are interested in technical details can follow the fun on the Twitter Development Forum posting.
This bug unfortunately means that new users can not sign up for TrueTwit. Judging from the entries on the Twitter Development Forum, a fix should be made shortly. We will keep you posted on further developments.
April 6th, 2010
TrueTwit.com, has recently participated in a radio interview with the Social Media Guys. John Panico and Jennifer Miller (not a guy, BTW!) wanted to ask the “hard questions” about “Why TrueTwit?”
Check out Mike Leo’s interview at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thesocialmediadudes/2010/04/01/mike-leo–does-truetwit-take-the-social-out-of-social-media
March 18th, 2010
TrueTwit was down from 1:25am to 6:25am US Central time due to a resource issue. The outage wasn’t noticed immediately because of a system monitoring notification problem. Sorry folks!
February 3rd, 2010
TrueTwit will be down very briefly tonight for a quick update to our Amazon E-Z pay option.
UPDATE: All done!!
January 31st, 2010
TrueTwit will be down for a short time the morning of Sunday, January 31, for some fine-tuning and routine maintenance. Shouldn’t be too long at all.
January 21st, 2010
TrueTwit 1.6.24 is a maintenance release that contains
- a new first page that allows you to sign up for TrueTwit Premium directly
- bug fixes (Thanks to our users for your help finding these!)
- an “enhanced user experience”