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September 13, 2012
by sjvn01
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How Twitter Uses Open Source

The sheer scale of Twitter is amazing: 2.8-billion tweets a day works out to about 5,000 tweets a second. Each tweet of 140 characters (or about 200 bytes) has to be sent, recorded, and retransmitted to up to 20 million … Continue reading

August 30, 2012
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How Twitter tweets your tweets with open source

San Diego, CA: Some people may have been surprised when Twitter recently joined The Linux Foundation. You couldn’t tweet about your dinner, your latest game, or the newest political rumor without open-source software. Chris Aniszczyk, open-source manager at Twitter, explained … Continue reading