My design for Twitter's "over capacity" screen

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    I was getting frustrated with seeing the the original birds-carrying-whale version all the time. So I thought I'd mix it up a bit.

    Based on the awsome original Fail Whale illustration by @yiyinglu.

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    1. gariphic 68 months ago | reply


      Reminds me i've got to order the bird for Thanksgiving.

    2. alxflickrrr 66 months ago | reply

      hahah what an idea!!!

    3. itsvencel 65 months ago | reply

      luv this pic.right now,twitter's over capacity *again*..hope i can see this one!

    4. christophsullivan 64 months ago | reply

      I love it. I never did understand why they have a whale failing. It's the twitter bird, not a random whale.

    5. Photocology 64 months ago | reply

      @Christoph The whate is symbolic of gluttonous consumption. It's a sly way of saying we silly users "over use" the service.

    6. robertacruz 63 months ago | reply

      follow me @robertaaaa_


    7. DianaPilar 63 months ago | reply

      Love your awesome illustration and I used it on my blog and linked it back to you. I cropped it a bit. Hope that's ok. If not, let me know and I will change it. Thanks for sharing on Creative Commons. My blog about funny Freecycle posts is

    8. tonyhue 62 months ago | reply

      Brilliantly made! Love it!

    9. suz or sooze 60 months ago | reply

      ha..! i just saw this on treehugger.. and saw your name. how cool! ;)

    10. psub 59 months ago | reply

      I have used this picture for the blog Liberi di lavorare. Thank you Mykl

    11. ovidiusoft 59 months ago | reply

      I used this photo here:

      Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!


    12. hk_traveller 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All Favourite Photos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. hebrardo 57 months ago | reply

      Use su foto en el blog

    14. cmbusch 56 months ago | reply

      Hi - I forgot to tell you that I used your photo on blog. Here's the link: Teens Don't Twitter, Facebook Still Rules | Child Psych

      Thanks for making it available!

    15. henryjones1983 55 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! Your photo has received the Amber Award from FotoVotr. It has been selected from the Flickr community because of its interest and popularity. For more information, please visit the FotoVotr Amber Group. We would be honored to have you join us!

    16. AndreaKris 54 months ago | reply

      I love it!

    17. sarahgraceguitar 39 months ago | reply

      Definitely better than the original!! They should use this for Twitter.

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