DaveTroy, the author of TwitterVision, reports that his Twitter followers has doubled in just the past few hours. Explains why Twitter remains slow for me. Speaking of which, last week there was an interesting conversation between the guy who authored Ruby on Rails and one of the main developers of Twitter (Twitter is built on Rails). A week ago I visited Twitter’s development team and one of the developers told me that they didn’t try to overbuild its system for scale and that now they are going back, looking for performance problems, and building the system to scale up. Sounds smart to me, even though for users it’s proving a bit slow right now. Dealing with such scaling has got to be a daunting challenge. How many teams can say their user base doubled in the past 24 hours?
UPDATE: Steven Hodson chimes in with a “blogosphere reality check” and says we’re all living in a bubble: “The reality is though that outside of our little insular world of blogs and co-presence what we do has no importance.” My answer? Why is Steven blogging then? Ahh, he’s just as narcissistic as the rest of us! The narcissists talking to other narcissists. Hmm.
If you’re sick of my narcissism, just read my link blog. I try to filter out the noise and just present great posts there (out of 622 blogs read). Oh, but, if you really are a Twitter freak you can read my link blog on Twitter. Heheh.