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BitTorrent behind Facebook and Twitter

Facebook and Twitter

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Facebook and Twitter Use BitTorrent Internally to move files around. Ars Technica revealed Facebook’s usage of BitTorrent:

Moving a 1.5GB binary blob to countless servers is a non-trivial technical challenge. After exploring several solutions, Facebook came up with the idea of using BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. BitTorrent is very good at propagating large files over a large number of different servers.

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