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Twitter Down, Skype Fixed and Google +1 Kicked Off

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What does one do when Twitter is down and Skype is not working?  No worries, Google is still kicking with it’s new +1 Experiment.

Today, when running, Twitter was a-tweet with error statuses and long deliveries.  Twitter Support just tweeted, “Some users are currently experiencing errors on twitter.com. We are working on fixing the issue” and as many people are tweeting about Twitter being down, looks like it’s still working.

And Skype has been having some challenges today of its own tweeting, “Some of you may be having problems signing in to Skype or buying credits – we’re sorry, and we’re working hard to get things back to normal” and “You may also have problems making calls to landlines and mobiles – Skype-to-Skype calls should work normally.”

Twitter and Skype Admin are busy at work today and so is Google.  Google +1 is an experiment that they are testing to see if the shorthand symbol will help the public search for friend-approved stuff.  Much like Facebook’s “like” button, Google explains this new development as, “The +1 button is shorthand for ‘this is pretty cool’ or ‘you should check this out.'”

And advises Googler’s to “Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1’s can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search. Sometimes it’s easier to find exactly what you’re looking for when someone you know already found it. Get recommendations for the things that interest you, right when you want them, in your search results.”

In order to see the +1’s you must be signed into your Google Account to access this feature and in order to make +1’s you will need a public Google profile.  Your +1’s will be stored in a new tab that you can make public or keep private.

It sounds like one Tweeter may choose the private option, “i can see the new +1 feature having disastrous results whilst drunken google stalking…”

In order to be a part of this new experiment, just click here: http://www.google.com/experimental/ where you can be a part of one of three Google Experiments: the +1 test, the new Keyboard Shortcut test and the Accessible View test.

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