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The Twitter Debate

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You’ve probably noticed that there’s been some considerable debate about the state of Twitter.  There are two themes at the heart of this debate: the architecture and the business model.  These two themes are central to a lot of discussion about Web 2.0.  If you want to read more about the architectural side of the debate here are some links to follow:

Twitter is getting a Mom
Some Thoughts on Twitter’s Availability Problems
Answers from the Horse’s Mouth
What’s Killing Twitter

The two posts that I’ve found most interesting are this one on whether the use of Rails is Twitter’s downfall and this one about the importance of architecture in a Web 2.0 world.  If there is only one thing we learn from Twitter it is that architecture matters.  Ignore it at your peril.

And if you can’t cope without Twitter, there’s always Twiddict.


Written by remark

June 9, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Posted in Architecture, General

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