Almost every website that we have on the Internet is dependent on HTML (hypertext markup language) codes. The structure of the Twitter site, although made via PHP and Perl, is generally HTML based.
Back when the Twitter was first used, the makers of it basically used it for internal communication only as being utilized by the company employees. However, as Twitter becomes a lot bigger in terms of features and applications, it needed more than just HTML codes. The apps that are used to make every functionality work needed a stronger and powerful method. This is the reason why other application languages were used apart from the HTML. Twitter is full of APIs and these APIs require a special set of tools like PHP, Perl, and Java.
These languages like Java and Perl still use the basics of HTML programming. In fact, most of the codes that these languages use were lifted from the structure of HTML codes. Almost all things that we see on Twitter – the interface, the features, and the interactive screens – all these were built using the HTML structure. Needless to say, even when Twitter makers have decided to make a total “renovation” on the interface and design of the site, they are not able to get rid of the HTML shadow on every section of the site.
HTML, although being regarded as an old fashioned way of designing a website, the structure of it remains intact and strong. This is the reason why a lot of developing site programmers could not take away the use of it even when there are more powerful and feature-oriented scripting languages around.
Twitter may have successfully launched its product in the year 2006 and may have gained outstanding number of followers during its launch, however, issues have also been experienced and problems have also been raised.
Just barely a year after it has had its successful launch, the enormous reactions of people which brought success to it has also been the same that caused problems to it. Twitter, because of the large number of people accessing and using its live feed has experienced clogging in sending tweets. This is, of course, attributed to the great number of people who simultaneously accessed and used the feature.
The large number of people trying to use the site congested the tweet sending protocol of Twitter that resulted to intermittent failed sending of tweets. This is one thing that has been overlooked by the Twitter makers.
Initially, people are enjoying the presence of this live feeding of tweets on the net. However, as people have experienced being bombarded with tweets even whey they are asleep or at work, they began to feel being overwhelmed by these live feeding of tweets on their mobile and pc. More to that, because Twitter has tied up with a mobile service because of the SMS feature, people have been complaining about being overly charged by the SMS provider because of the “unsolicited” tweets that they are receiving.
The Twitter just like any other social networking and IRC providers has also been a victim of hacking and spoofing. The SMS feature of Twitter has been the subject of spoofing and scamming.