How Twitter was Created [Video]

twitter-bird-evolution Every second you blink, Twitter gets 600+ per second new Tweets during non-peak hours. This goes upto 900 per second during peek times, of Earthquake, Apple events.

Serving Millions and billions of tweets everyday is all to hard for a normal web application. Twitter is built on some scalable programming architectures that makes it work with a charm.

Here is a brief video of How Twitter was created highlighting contribution of each developer and Programming language/platform. (Credits to Ben Sandofsky)

Evolution of Twitter

Legend:

Ruby, JavaScript, Scala, HTML/CSS/Images, Misc, TestCases

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Related: YouTube is world’s most popular Video portal. It serves around 1 billion views and several Terabytes of data everyday which accounts to 11,574 views per second . Find out What Powers YouTube

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