You are a service with whom we stick around even though there were ample reasons to not do it. As a Twitter user from the days before mainstream users even started noticing you, I think I can take the liberty and vent my frustrations in the public. You are a fantastic person but you were unreliable from early on. We forgave you because we thought it is all part of the growing pains and we even decided to overlook your scaling disabilities. In spite of Robert Scoble pushing Friendfeed hard, we kept coming back to you again and again and again.
Then came the famous Twittergate and we were shocked to see the lack of security sense among the people responsible for your birth. Initially, some of us saw it as a clue to how they would have implemented your own security. But, again, we decided to overlook because we loved you like our own kids. As it is natural for the parents to overlook even some of the gravest mistakes of their kids, we kept on overlooking every annoying thing you did. We rejoiced when Oprah brought you to main street and we were at the edge of our seats when you achieved the celebrity status during the Kutcher-CNN duel. We kept on loving you no matter what.
Today, it appears you were hacked by a group claiming themselves to be Iranian Cyber Army and you are down completely. Now, we are all shocked by your sudden trip to the Intensive Care Unit and totally helpless. Not only we are helpless, we are clueless about whether to feel bad for this attack on you or get angry at your developers for not fixing their security gene even after Twittergate. We will be holding our breath waiting for you to come back from the ICU and, then, go back to our usual work, oops, twittering. You know this very well and I suspect that is why you don’t give a damn about how we feel. Anyhow, come back soon so that we have you for our holiday rants.