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Top social networking sites & their technologies

From a Yahoo! article I came to know that the top 3 social networking sites in the US are , and Interestingly, each of these companies uses a completely different middle-tier stack. uses Microsoft-IIS 6.0, uses Apache 1.3.37 and uses Resin/3.0.21. uses cfm (ColdFusion?) for it’s dynamic content, uses PHP and uses JSP. I am not sure which database is used by and, but claims it’s powered by Oracle. Chances are either one or both of the other two may be powered by MySQL. From job descriptions of, they seem to require experience preferably in MySQL and then Oracle. Perhaps, they are using both databases.

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