Apple Tablet Announcement Could Break Twitter

Some tweets already going out 4 to 5 minutes late
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2010 11:21 AM CST
Apple CEO Steve Jobs waves at the end of an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Twitter is already buckling under the weight of the massive buzz around Apple’s tablet. Ahead of the expected 1pm announcement, some tweets are already taking 4 to 5 minutes to post, Mashable reports. That sort of undermines Twitter’s “real-time” news appeal, on a day that promises a lot of news; the State of the Union is tonight. It wouldn’t be the first time Steve Jobs crashed Twitter—he did it at Macworld two years ago, when Twitter was a much younger service.

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