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Posts Tagged ‘Engineering’

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At How Twitter Search Works

Ever wondered how news breaks on Twitter?

When an event happens, and people instantly come to Twitter to search for the event, how do Twitter systems learn what the queries mean without any context, and collect them as a trend, before the search spike is gone?

Twitter’s official Engineering blog just released an in-depth look at how Twitter search works.

The results are pretty impressive – and enlightening.

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Twitter Opens Fifth Engineering Office In Seattle

Twitter is joining the ranks of Microsoft, Google and Facebook and expanding North along the West coast, up into Seattle.
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Twitter Explains Why Its Search Is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen

It took Google years to come up with a nuanced algorithm to determine the most relevant search results for your queries (and many people think they’ve still got a ways to go). And it sounds like Twitter is in the same boat.

Twitter’s search engine has to process real-time trends that can surge and ebb in popularity within seconds, and its engineering team faces the challenge of making its search agile, flexible and relevant to your queries at any given moment in time.
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Twitter Sees 4 Billion SMS Per Month, Expects Much More Growth

Twitter is going through quite a boom. In the past nine months alone, the company has seen more infrastructure growth than in its previous five years. And a lot of that action is happening on mobile.
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Twitter Search Handles A Whopping 1.6 Billion Queries Per Day

Twitter announced this week that they were launching a brand new search, one that would show you not the most recent tweets about a given topic, but the most relevant. And along with this announcement, they revealed some pretty neat stats about just how popular Twitter search is.
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Twitter to Refocus on Mobile in Coming Months

At the VentureBeat Mobile Summit this week, Twitter’s vice president of engineering, Michael Abbott, had a lot to say about the company’s increasing focus on mobile.
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