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

Patrick Logan <>
Fri May 30 18:23:57 CEST 2008


"I might be nice to say "it doesn't scale YET" - and then sit back and
let us help you make it VERY scalable. I like a good challenge."

Another angle on this is to use ejabberd and XMPP. The XMPP folks are
interested in "micro-blogging", ejabberd is scalable, and XMPP itself
is federated. So why build an all-new system when the IETF has already
blessed a protocol for "micro-blogging"?

To match more of Twitter's features though, the system has to go
beyond XMPP per se and integrate with the web, with SMS, etc. That
could come along gradually, but I'm not sure why all of this shouldn't
be based on XMPP at the core of it?

Demo this on top of ejabberd and yaws as two key, scalable subsystems
within an overall "micro-blogging" architecture, so to speak.

-Patrick



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