There's a somewhat high-level diagram at http://meb.tw/6Ajijd
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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
http://borasky-research.net http://twitter.com/znmeb

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos


Quoting TinyT <taina.buc...@gmail.com>:

Hi, I want to find out how exactly Twitter works technically. I am a
utterly non-technical person (read social scientist). How is Twitter
built up technically, which layers, which programming languages are at
play? Also what algorithms are used by Twitter? I hope this is not too
trival for you guys, but it is crucial for me to dig beyond the
interface to start "understanding" Twitter. Thanks!!




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