When we started working with Fav.or.it they were working on a blog aggregation service. The service was aggregating 1000′s of blogging sources to bring users the best news from around the web. We helped out with occasional ad-hoc development on this project from its inception. Fav.or.it have since abandoned this project in favour of Tweetmeme (see below) and their new service, DataSift, and they’ve changed their name to MediaSift Ltd.
Favorit contacted us to discuss the development of a site to track URLs being posted on Twitter towards the end of 2007. In early 2008 3ft9 architected, developed and delivered a complete and scalable solution in just a few short days.
The result is called Tweetmeme and it easily survived the initial burst of visitors when launched and now enjoys a healthy level of traffic and is experiencing phenomenal daily growth.
The excellent team at Favorit have continued to improve Tweetmeme since that initial launch and we’ve been involved in many of the major developments including the live view (no longer available) and the search engine.
Thanks to the success of Tweetmeme we were contacted once again by Favorit to discuss a new idea they had for a Twitter-based site. Twitorfit encourages Twitter users to login and rate their fellow twitterers on a scale of twit to fit. Once registered a user can spread their personal URL and encourage other users to rate them.
Again 3ft9 architected, developed and delivered a complete and scalable solution in just a couple of days and the architecture easily handled the deluge of traffic from the hordes of users it attracted at launch and for the following few months.
Twitorfit is no longer live.