Twitter and I have parted company, mainly because they've pissed me off. You'll have been used to my twitter in the right nav, and all the hype around twitter, and I genuinely found it useful, as I said it was for short little messages.

Well, recently it hasn't been working, and I've found out the cause. Twitter helpfully changed their API so that now it needs authentication, but didn't bother to tell me, thanks very much! The site also suffers from some real performance problems, and as such was slowing my site up (but twitter is built on Ruby on Rails and I just don't think it can handle high loads.) That and the recent discovery of Facebook offering a similar status option, and them having an API, means as soon as I've coded it my right nav will now pull my status from Facebook.

As for twitter, I've deleted my account with them, goodbye.