He was pretty careful about what he would and wouldn’t talk about, but former Twitter Chief Architect Blaine Cook bravely faced the Gillmor Gang today to talk about the challenges facing Twitter, the feasibility of a decentralized Twitter competitor, and other Twitter related issues. The timing is perfect, as big media is starting to take notice of Twitter and its passionate users. Google engineer Bob Lee also joined the show.
The most interesting thing Blaine said in my opinion was that as of late 2007 Twitter had just three engineers (including himself) and one operations guy. No wonder they couldn’t keep the fast growing service online.
Listen to the show here. A transcript will be up shortly.