Twitter announces Starling

Just after getting sucked in to plunking three comments down on Dave’s post about decentralized Twitter I read up on Twitter’s Starling open-source release.  Were the developers at Twitter reading the minds of the community or what?  Or are they really that in sync with their customers?  Great news all around.  And a wise move.

Primarily I’m happy to hear that they’ve got a solid block to base their system on, “When other parts of the Twitter site go down, Starling stays up.”  From that block they can build out and have a scalable system.

And we’re going to help them build it.  Developers and customers and companies desiring to tie in to the magic are going to help build upon that block.  Heck, I’ve been buried in queue management…  I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ve got under their hood.

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