Day: January 19, 2021

3 cloud architecture patterns that optimize scalability and cost

The two most mentioned advantages of cloud-based platforms are pay-per-use billing and the ability to scale up to an almost unlimited number of resources. No more buying ahead of resource demand, attempting to guess the amount of physical hardware and software that you’ll need.

But enterprise IT needs to understand that scale and costs are coupled concepts in cloud computing. The more resources you use, either self-scaling or auto-scaling, the more you pay. How much you pay may depend on the architecture patterns as much as on the cost of the resources themselves. Here’s why.

In building cloud-based systems, I’ve

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Trump’s Twitter ban led to a 73% drop in election misinformation

Trump‘s bans from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms may have been controversial, but they appear to have been effective in achieving one goal: combatting misinformation. According to research firm Zignal Labs, and as reported by the Washington Post, online misinformation about election fraud dropped by 73%, following Trump’s ban.

According to the report, which covers the period from January 9 to 15:

  • “Conversations about election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000.”
  • The use of hashtags related to the Capitol riot dipped considerably. #FightforTrump dropped by 95 percent.
  • #HoldTheLine and “March for Trump” fell by 95 percent.
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