The Orange County Register is aggregating tweets about fires in the area right now.
This is advanced reporting with Twitter, jumping way ahead from using it as a tool to push out headlines, and serving a very different information need than the promotional / community building of a Colonel Tribune, as much as I admire that effort.
“Sometimes, you eat the bar. And sometimes, the bar eats you.”
And sometimes, something blows up at a data center in Houston and your cool new Web host has all its servers shut down for 36 hours while fires are quite literally put out and power is restored.
I imagine things might be up and down here today if they have any problems keeping the power on where the database behind ryansholin.com physically resides.
And yes, thanks to WebFaction and The Planet for keeping their customers well informed while they work their butts off getting all those servers back online.