What is a Fail Whale?
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"Fail Whale" is this above graphic of a whale held up by a flock of birds illustrated by Australian designer Yiying Lu .
Originally named 'Lifting a Dreamer', Fail Whale is employed during periods of downtime by the social networking service Twitter, which allows users to submit and share brief messages known colloquially as "tweets." When Twitter gets overloaded, users see the "Fail Whale" error message. See the whole story on Mashable: The Origin of Twitter’s “Fail Whale”.
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