๐Ÿ‘ How Twitter Lost the Internet War

Liked โ€œJust an Ass-Backward Tech Companyโ€: How Twitter Lost the Internet War (The Hive)

At the same time, her defenders say, Harvey has been forced to clean up a mess that Twitter should have fixed years ago. Twitterโ€™s backend was initially built on Ruby on Rails, a rudimentary web-application framework that made it nearly impossible to find a technical solution to the harassment problem. If Twitterโ€™s co-founders had known what it would become, a third former executive told me, โ€œyou never would have built it on a Fisher-Price infrastructure.โ€ Instead of building a product that could scale alongside the platform, former employees say, Twitter papered over its problems by hiring more moderators. โ€œBecause this is just an ass-backward tech company, letโ€™s throw non-scalable, low-tech solutions on top of this low-tech, non-scalable problem.โ€

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