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HydraBase: The Evolution Of The Technology Behind Facebook’s 2010 Revamp Of Messages

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The average Facebook user has never heard of HydraBase, but the souped-up version of Apache HBase, an open-source distributed key value data store running on top of HDFS, was instrumental in the social network’s move in 2010 to revamp its messages inbox to include Facebook messages, SMS, chat, and email. Since then, the technology has been use to launch other features, as well.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Will Beat Twitter For Super Bowl Ad Conversation

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Will Beat Twitter For Super Bowl Ad Conversation

Let’s be honest: You watch the Super Bowl as much for the ads as for the football. And the always hotly anticipated ads make for great conversation, both in real-life and on social media. Social influence marketing platform Crowdtap polled 1,000 men and women to find out how consumers will be sharing Super Bowl ads before, during, and after the big game Sunday.

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10 Ways To Keep Facebook From Distracting You

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The Internet offers a ton of distractions for you when you’re trying to work, but Facebook might be the site you find yourself surprised to be on the most. There’s something addicting about being completely up-to-date on everything your friends are doing, but sometimes it can really hurt your productivity. Good thing there are a number of ways to change your settings in order to keep Facebook from distracting you too much. Cut down on notifications, chat windows, and spammy inbox messages so you can get back to work.

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