[erlang-questions] Twoorl: an open source Twitter clone

Steve Davis <>
Wed Jun 4 18:31:45 CEST 2008


On Jun 4, 10:16 am, Damien Morton <> wrote:
> Question is - can they create such a specialised datastructure such that
> it _can_ evolve, for example, in the case where they wanted to handle
> not just 140 byte tweets, but also photos and video (twotos, and twideos)?

Actually, I immediately can see how to cope with this already if were
to use the MQ-backend approach. You have a number of regionalized
upload servers (i.e. asset servers) where the media gets stored and
served - probably exposing RESTful locatars, and the mediatweet that
goes through the MQ becomes just a URL reference.

Maybe we could even use Joe's Shoutcast server (the Crosswalk Book on
p. 259) to stream out the media...? (OK that was just a trick to keep
this thread relevant to Erlang :)

/s



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