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February 4, 2011

Website Uses Twitter To Show Which Super Bowl Commercials Viewers Like

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Brand Bowl 2011

If you’re one of the millions of people who will be watching the Super Bowl on February 6th for the commercials, you may want to check out BrandBowl2011.com, a website devoted to ranking how well the events commercials resonate with viewers.

The site, sponsored by Boston.com provides instant feedback about each commercial during the big game by capturing certain phrases, catch phrases, names and brand names that are used in each commercial.

The more a phrase or name or other identifier is captured on Twitter, the higher rank that commercial receives. read more

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July 22, 2010

Twitter Is Finally Moving Into Their Own Custom Built Data Center

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Twitter Data CenterSick and tired of those stupid Twitter whales telling you the system is overloaded? So it Twitter! and their finally doing something about it, moving their business into a custom built data center with plenty of space for scaling their systems as needed.

Twitter has essentially had problems with their system since the first day of use with constant downtimes and slow-downs in their system as the company has grown from an experiment in micro-blogging to a site with upwards of 4,000 tweets per second coming in during major events such as the World Cup.

To put their growth into context, the site receives nearly 300,000 users each day. read more

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