The Fail Whale is utilised by the microblogging service Twitter during periods of downtime. If you’ve never seen the fail whale (very unusually), here it is:
- The story of the Fail Whale
- The Fail Whale Fan Club
- Site from the designer of the Fail Whale, @yiyinglu or the @failwhale fan club
- Check recent news via Google on the Fail Whale.
- Kill off the Fail Whale.
- Read about Twitter from Wikipedia, including the history, etc. of it.
Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.