Twitter Is Ready for iOS 5

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We know Twitter will be integrated into the core of iOS 5. That's a big deal. So what is the SF startup doing to prepare for the onslaught of traffic they're sure to face? Well, nothing.


According to Twitter's VP of Engineering Michael Abbot (and as told by GigaOm), they're already pretty comfortable with the state of their current infrastructure, and feel like the upgrades and improvements they've made to their servers over the past year is built to handle any extra action iOS 5 will throw at it.

"During the last nine months, there's been more infrastructure changes at Twitter than there had been in the previous five years at the company," said Abbott, who joined Twitter in May 2010. "So that whether it be the death of bin Laden, or someone announces a pregnancy, we can handle those issues and you're not seeing a fail whale."


Now, if only that damn iOS 5 would arrive. [GigaOm]

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Good lord, they handle 140 characters of text at a time, how hard can it be?