Today at 8:00pm Pakistan Time Twitter.com service went offline due to a massive DDoS attack on its servers. DDoS attacks are an attempt to make a website inaccessible by technically overloading the servers with millions of instantaneous requests from hundreds of computers scattered across the world.
Twitter a very popular suffered this attack and was literally conked out for over two hours until they slowly recovered their servers to normalcy. The DDoS attacks were definitely worrisome but what really tickled us here in Pakistan was the fact that Jang News had a very unique and interesting twist to this report.
Jang, the local Urdu newspaper, In an effort to explain to its viewers or even in a surge of sheer stupidity they explained Twitter as “Microsoft Blog called Twitter” now that is a joke in its own self. For a fact twitter is not a Microsoft entity and is a Micro-blog and quite definitely not Microsoft’s blog.
I still cant decide if Microsoft or Twitter should be having an eternal fit at being associated with each other, it simply cant be right. But what does make me worry at trying to come to terms with the standard of electronic media in Pakistan as such a mistake coming from the biggest media house in Pakistan, they seem to be technologically handicapped to not even know what Twitter is.
Even if it were an accidental blunder its been a good 7 hours since the report was initially published and no one has taken the time out to correct this error. Goodness gracious Twitter just sit back and enjoy the moment, you’ve been Micro$oft’ed