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

Per Melin <>
Wed Jun 4 18:46:48 CEST 2008


2008/6/4 Steve Davis <>:
> All in all, the fundamental application scope of Twitter simply
> *screams* Message Queue at me.

Doesn't a message queue imply that each message is, at some point,
delivered and then removed from the queue?

In that case: Delivered where?

The two main interfaces to Twitter, their website and their HTTP API,
both just fetch and show the N last messages received. They don't even
have a read/unread flag on the messages.

It seems to me that it's more of a message log than a message queue.



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