Another dot in the blogosphere?

Double check

Posted on: February 18, 2020

I tried to schedule a tweet yesterday with Buffer but could not.

TweetDeck would not load and going directly to Twitter did not help either. So I searched for sites that monitored up-time.

One said everything was fine.

Another reported local access issues.

Obviously the latter was more accurate because it matched what I was experiencing.

Interestingly the same could be said about cultural bubbles or individual mindsets. When something changes, we might look for information that reaffirms what we already believe or think we know. This is confirmation bias.

Broader and more critical thinking requires the examination of more and contradictory sources, and evaluating their worth. This might be called skeptical bias.

Thankfully the Twitter outage did not last long. But it provided me a timely reminder to check and double check.

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