How do Digg and Facebook work behind the scenes?
posted by shuri on 2009-04-11 14:57:23
tags: news,scale,scalability,digg,facebook

Check out these two videos of how digg and facebook work behind the scenes. (Wow, what a relief it is to use normal length URLs). Both definitely worth a watch.

They both praise memcached and mention that relational databases can only go so far.

One more thing worth mentioning is that digg was originally launched by hiring a programmer for ~2000$ and throwing it on shared hosting. So don't over-think it.

Oh, and myspace too.