>From what I read in another thread, Cassandra isn't used for isn't 'ideal' for keeping track of counts.

For example, I would undertand this to mean keeping track of which stories were dugg.

If this is true, how would a site like digg keep track of the 'dugg' counter?

Also, I am assuming with eventual consistancy the number *may* not be 100% accurate.  If you wanted it to be accurate, would you just use the Quorom flag? (I believe quorom is to ensure all writes are written to disk)