Most of the people I know that complain about Twitter when it is down are just frustrated. Most of them are not even mad. They just miss Twitter.
Like a High School friend that chooses a different college than you – when Twitter is gone you wish it wasn’t – but you forgive them. Because they are, after all, friends.
Twitter has done a great job building a sense of community. Ev and Biz talk back to people. When Twitter is up. Not so much when it isn’t. I can fix that!
Hell, I am a Twitterholic (12 step post to follow, I am sure!).
I Tweeted the first real-time blind date in Twitter. As far as I know.
I created the first Startup Company developed completely on Twitter. Staffing, ideas, finances, etc. As far as I know.
I started Tweeting about the need to relieve the Twitter servers of their workload before most people started Tweeting about a "distributed" Twitter. I think we need smart clients that have an open source API they can all use to add features such as Peer To Peer, filtering, groups, etc. But I think Twitter needs to be "the network".
I’ve blogged about all of these things over the last few months. Right here, on this blog.
I deserve to be the Twitter Evangelist that they don’t know they need. Look at my Social Networking footprint (Google Search kr8tr – or just click it on the menu bar).
Oh – and I understand the API, and I have blogged a tutorial about using Track with GTalk.