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CouchDB Usecase: Decentralizing Twitter

J.Chris Anderson in an interview over ReadWriteWeb:

Klint Finley: Let’s start at the top: what exactly is Twebz? It’s described as a “decentralized Twitter client.” What exactly does that mean?

J Chris Anderson: The aim is to allow you to interact with Twitter when Twitter is up and you are online. But if Twitter is down for maintenance or you are in the middle of nowhere, you can still tweet. And when you can reach Twitter again, it will go through.

If lots of folks are using it, then they can see each other’s tweets come in even when Twitter is down.

Mostly the goal was to show the way on how to integrate CouchDB with web services and APIs.

A classical example of CouchDB powerful P2P replication capabilities. Dave Winer would probably be its ☞ biggest fan.

Original title and link: CouchDB Usecase: Decentralizing Twitter (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://www.readwriteweb.com/hack/2010/12/j-chris-anderson-interview.php