Archive for December, 2007

Microformats Added

I knew that microformats were easy to implement, but the tagging microformat has to be the easiest by far. Any who, all hashtags are now marked up with microformats.

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We are going to be moving hashtags.org over to EC2 Joyent for scaling to be handled when/if we blow up and start getting traffic. We’ve seen some pretty steep growth patterns and we’re afraid that if someone like Scoble picks us up we’ll be doomed. I won’t comment on the hardware we’re using right now, but let’s just say it needs to be a thing of the past.

As well, we’re going to be adding a few features here and there through the next few days, weeks, and months… so if you have any suggestions leave us some comments. We’ll do our best to translate.

(P.S. Hashtags has officially gone into debt ($0.10/hr). Aaron upped our EC2 server and the clock is ticking!)

*** UPDATE***

We’ll be moving over to Joyent. After carefully looking at the offerings a bit more we found that Joyent was a better fit for this particular app.

Upfront and quickly… you’re going to have to add the hashtags twitter user in order to have hashtags work. The track feature we were relying on isn’t going to scale well. Once you have added the twitter user, it will follow you automatically. That will allow us to track what you are saying on twitter and index your tweets. We feel pretty confident that the bot is stable enough to go ahead and get this show on the road.

That said, I guess we’ve finally come to the point that we can say… hashtags.org has officially launched.