I’m using the Twitter Timeline plugin (on both EE1 and EE2 sites) and during yesterday’s Twitter outage I found that site pages using it failed to load at all.
The plugin was usually used on the home page, so that meant that the site home page would be slow to load and eventually just show a white screen i.e. it gave the impression that the whole site was down.
Are there particular parameters / tags I should use to ensure a more graceful failure when there is a Twitter outage?
The typical parameters used were
twitter_refresh="30" cache="yes" refresh="30"