How the new iPad ruined my day

Yesterday, in the middle of our live chat on about how big retailers like Target track your shopping habits, our content management system — Scribble Live — crashed.

It was the new iPad that did it.

There were so many live chats about the iPad going at once that Scribble Live was overwhelmed and many people were upset.

The reveal of a new tablet from Cupertino is apparently Scribble Live’s equivalent of a presidential election.

Since the last major Apple event in October, we devoted significant resources to prepare for today. We believed we solved the problem. We didn’t.

The system worked fine today, but I guarantee that I won’t risk hosting a Daily Circuit live chat when the iPhone 5 is unveiled.

Stephanie Curtis, social media host