In this chapter, we will explore various features where Redis can be effectively used in a social network. Redis is being used in leading social networking sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Quora, and Stack Overflow to maintain social relationships or to generate dynamic news feeds for users.
You can read how Pinterest uses Redis to maintain its social graph at http://engineering.pinterest.com/post/55272557617/building-a-follower-model-from-scratch.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
In this section, we will build a simple ...