Posts Tagged ‘Engineers’
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.
If you had some kind of twisted love for seeing the Fail Whale, you’ll probably be disappointed with this news: Twitter has completed its migration into a custom-built data center that should be able to meet the needs of its explosive growth and demands on its servers.