Went to an open house event at twitter NYC office. There were 2 short speaks: one was a twitter semi technical introduction and the other was about real time search. Not very in-depth actually. Some Q&A were quite deep though. I guess most audiences were engineers and some of them do search-related works.
An interesting thing is I met @nk, who I saw once 2 years ago in Beijing QCon. He gave a presentation about real time search at that time, a really great one. It’s very nice to see him again and have some talk.
In twitter office there are some photos on the wall, with tweets. The most impressing one is a photo of the airplane on Hudson river. That was probably the first photo of that accident online. And a funny video to tell u tweet is faster than earthquake.
I have always been respecting twitter as a company. They are doing something
- Changing the world.
- Helping ppl’s daily life.
- Open. Compared to close system like FB and Apple.
- Elegant. From a product perspective.
The more I respect twitter, the more I feel sick of sina weibo…