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How facebook copes with 300 million users

schroepfer_x220Ok first of, only 300 million? i thought they were more. This is exactly what i was wondering the other day and i found an interview on Technology review with the VP of Engineering Schroepfer.

Technology Review: What makes scaling a social network different from, say, scaling a news website?

Mike Schroepfer: Almost every view on the site is a logged-in, customized page view, and that’s not true for most sites. So what you see is very different than what I see, and is also different than what your sister sees. This is true not just on the home page, but on everything you look at throughout the site. Your view of the site is modified by who you are and who’s in your social graph, and it means we have to do a lot more computation to get these things done.

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