Recently the Silicon Valley Insider reported Blaine Cook, Lead Architect of Twitter has left Twitter. I interviewed Blaine at FOWA 2008 (as well as Leah Culver, Matt Mullenweg and the guys from Wufoo, amongst others) and I was taken aback by what a nice, down-to-earth guy Blaine is.
There is a bit of a brushfire burning in the blogosphere today about Blaine’s leaving Twitter. Some people are faulting him for Twitter’s spotty uptime, all I know is that I’ve noticed a pile of issues since he left.
In this interview we talk about scaling Twitter and the demands that come with that responsibility, among other things:
P.S., we’ll be posting more videos in the coming weeks and months.