In this interview, first published on InfoQ China, Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users,
When the JCP rejected JSR 357 (Social Media API) in an 8 to 5 vote, members criticised it for being too broad in scope and not taking sufficient account of security and the mobile space. However, members favouring the proposal indicated this was a political move and impedes innovation.
On September 29th LinkedIn Signal was announced, providing a social search application both for LinkedIn shares and tweets from LinkedIn-Twitter bounded accounts. This article aims to provide more insight into the motivation and technical challenges of combining Scala, JRuby and Voldemort, at such scale.
This article covers Apache Shindig, an OpenSocial implementation which can be used to alleviate issues with implementing OpenSocial gadgets like proprietary APIs and different OpenSocial versions.