Twitter had planned a network outage on Monday evening, but has now postponed it until Tuesday because people were depending on it too much for coverage of the events in Iran.
“Our partners are taking a huge risk not just for Twitter but also the other services they support worldwide–we commend them for being flexible in what is essentially an inflexible situation,” Twitter officials said.
The outpouring of reaction over Twitter’s initial plan to pull the plug may be the biggest repudiation of mainstream media news sources in the U.S. ever.
It’s not hard to see why. During Monday evening’s original down time for Twitter, CNN was broadcasting Larry King’s interview with American Idol David Cook and comedian Jeff Foxworthy.