[twitter-dev] Re: Recent Following and Follower Issues and Some Background on Social Graph

2009-09-08 Thread PJB
John: Will the third system be used if, e.g., the user has 1000 friends and we request friends/ids WITHOUT pagination? Or must we include pagination arguments even if 5000 to use the third system? PJB On Sep 7, 9:52 pm, John Kalucki jkalu...@gmail.com wrote: I don't know all the details,

[twitter-dev] Strange inconsistent posting failures

2009-09-08 Thread Joshua Warchol
For the last three days I've had half or more of my site's posts fail to go through. I don't yet have full debugging results to show what I was receiving each time it failed, but I want to share this bit now. This server is not yet on the API whitelist. It makes 3-5 API requests every hour for

[twitter-dev] follow and reply using auth tokens

2009-09-08 Thread binu
hi Can any one help me to do follow and reply in twitter API using auth tokens thanks

[twitter-dev] Twitter for a Library

2009-09-08 Thread spyrrow
I need to set up a Twitter account for one of my clients, which is a public library. Anything I need to set up differently then what is provided on your set up account page? What would you suggest? Spyrrow

[twitter-dev] Know the number of results only

2009-09-08 Thread 8-30
How do I get the number of results for a given search phrase? I don't want the results themselves, I just want to know the size of the results set for any given phrase. For example jnni hinklebootmurgh returns 0 results, where michael jackson returns gazillions. How can I get just the total

[twitter-dev] Re: Twitter for a Library

2009-09-08 Thread Howard Siegel
You should get a verified account since they'll presumably want to be a trusted provider of information. - h On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 20:01, spyrrow hughes...@sbcglobal.net wrote: I need to set up a Twitter account for one of my clients, which is a public library. Anything I need to set up

[twitter-dev] Re: screen_name param for /statuses/mentions and/or xml format for search results?

2009-09-08 Thread Hoss
No, frankly, I didn't put 2 and 2 together on the piece of info you're looking for; the XML aspect of your subject confuses focus. Well, sorry about that ... it's referred to as the xml format in all of the API docs, and it has no DTD or XSD schema to infer a better name from. so that's how i

[twitter-dev] Re: Counter for rate limit remaining requests unreliable, often reaches 0 unduly

2009-09-08 Thread Reivax
I wish someone could just check this matter. I can provide an XML file showing all ordered requests (with all params, responses, etc) with the dumb counter values showing up. Thanks Xavier On Sep 4, 11:37 am, Reivax xavier.yo...@gmail.com wrote: All requests are done authentified. Thanks

[twitter-dev] Re: Counter for rate limit remaining requests unreliable, often reaches 0 unduly

2009-09-08 Thread Richard
I've seen many many reports of this coming in to TweetDeck support. Rate limit exceeded when it's not really. On Sep 8, 9:26 am, Reivax xavier.yo...@gmail.com wrote: I wish someone could just check this matter. I can provide an XML file showing all ordered requests (with all params,

[twitter-dev] Re: Counter for rate limit remaining requests unreliable, often reaches 0 unduly

2009-09-08 Thread Reivax
Hey Richard, If you get a chance to put a proxy to display all requests going out of TweetDeck, you'll easily see that 'remaining' counters sent back by twitter go wild often enough. Chances are TweetDeck users blame it on TweetDeck :( Thanks for your feedback, let's hope that will help make

[twitter-dev] Re: Twitter for a Library

2009-09-08 Thread hughes . dg
Howard, Can you do that on the regular set up account page or do you have to go through something else? Sent from my BlackBerry Smartphone provided by Alltel -Original Message- From: Howard Siegel hsie...@gmail.com Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 23:30:20 To:

[twitter-dev] Re: Getting any users home timeline

2009-09-08 Thread Dharmesh Parikh
Would appreciate some feedback on this? sorry for resending. --dharmesh On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 12:07 PM, dp dharmesh.par...@gmail.com wrote: So the statuses/friends_timeline api call gives an authentated users and his friends statuses. Basically that authentacted users home page. Now is

[twitter-dev] Re: Know the number of results only

2009-09-08 Thread Nick Arnett
On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 8:33 PM, 8-30 silverfrien...@gmail.com wrote: How do I get the number of results for a given search phrase? I don't want the results themselves, I just want to know the size of the results set for any given phrase. For example jnni hinklebootmurgh returns 0 results,

[twitter-dev] Still 401, Failed to validate oauth signature and token

2009-09-08 Thread Ling
Hi, As mentioned by many people, that a failure in the stage of request_token is probably caused by the unsynchronized system clock. That is somehow not the reason for my problem where I tried to implement the OAuth in java. Basically, the requested url plus the parameters is as:

[twitter-dev] Widget - external links ?

2009-09-08 Thread Chris
Hi everybody, I'm trying to use the widget to have a shoutbox. I'm using this one: http://twitter.com/goodies/widget_search I am using iframes, so when I click on the links of the shoutbox, they open only in the iframe. I there a way to set the target of all links in the shoutbox on _blank ?

[twitter-dev] tracking URLs using Streaming API

2009-09-08 Thread Robert Chatley
Hi, I want to use the Streaming API to track all the statuses that include URLs from a particular domain. e.g. * I really like http://mysite.com;, * http://mysite.com/goodstuff is great etc. Given the current track api this doesn't seem to be possible? If I specify http://mysite.com; as a

[twitter-dev] Delphi Twitter Checker

2009-09-08 Thread Javier Rojas Goñi
Hi, I've made a Delphi application that checks for your friends tweets and shows a ballon tooltip when new ones arrive. I think it may be useful because there are few twitter API examples using Delphi. I don't know if this is a good place for this kind of announcements, if it's not, please let

[twitter-dev] Re: Bad response on Show

2009-09-08 Thread JDG
This is a very known issue and there are threads about it in this group once every 18 or so hours. On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 09:38, Francis Shanahan francisshana...@gmail.comwrote: I'm calling :http://twitter.com/users/show.xml My request works fine, it's signed correctly with a valid token

[twitter-dev] Re: Spammers in followers list

2009-09-08 Thread Craig Hockenberry
An added benefit to this approach is it adds a disincentive for SPAM. Spammers don't waste time on things that no one will ever see... -ch On Sep 8, 9:12 am, Craig Hockenberry craig.hockenbe...@gmail.com wrote: As we're all aware, there has been a huge influx of spammy followers (e.g.

[twitter-dev] Re: Spammers in followers list

2009-09-08 Thread Naveen A
Its going to be hard to please everyone, if there is a delay when followers are actually being added to the list, then users will be confused or annoyed why the following numbers are out of sync. People generally expect realtime changes, especially on twitter where many people use it to have

[twitter-dev] Re: Spammers in followers list

2009-09-08 Thread Shannon Clark
Speaking here more as a user than just as a developer - this approach would both not work and annoy many users. It would not work because it would merely delay the blocks which are the signals (among others I assume) to twitter that an account is a spammer - i.e. until people know that an account

[twitter-dev] Bad response on Show

2009-09-08 Thread Francis Shanahan
I'm calling :http://twitter.com/users/show.xml My request works fine, it's signed correctly with a valid token etc. Every so often I get this response: !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC -//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN http://www.w3.org/ TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/strict.dtd !-- !DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC -//W3C//DTD

[twitter-dev] Spammers in followers list

2009-09-08 Thread Craig Hockenberry
As we're all aware, there has been a huge influx of spammy followers (e.g. @Girl12345.) These accounts are deactivated quickly enough, but we're seeing cases where they accounts hang around in the user's follower list. From the application's point-of-view, there's no way to know that the

[twitter-dev] Re: Implementing update via JS

2009-09-08 Thread Chris Babcock
On Mon, 7 Sep 2009 02:06:33 -0700 (PDT) Srinivas srinivas.venka...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, I have to implement updating Twitter status through JS. Need pointers on how to get started http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Libraries#JavaScript

[twitter-dev] Re: tracking URLs using Streaming API

2009-09-08 Thread Joel Strellner
In order to accomplish this, you need to follow each and every link that gets passed on Twitter to see if it matches the domain you are looking for. We do this on inView for our clients, and it may be what you are looking for: http://myinview.com (Note: This is our service, there may be others

[twitter-dev] retriveing status of milion of users..

2009-09-08 Thread Sonam Singh
My problem is that , In my app,I want the users statuses to be retrieved from the point they join my app..and there is chance of million of users . I'll process those statuses for some specific data(secret :)). The most obvious solution that looks to me is that: using twitter stream api and using

[twitter-dev] Re: Getting screen_name from id without gazillion API calls?

2009-09-08 Thread dizid
Owkaye, Well, Twitter would not need to change the system (with id's an screenname's) because there is a user advantage to being able to change your screenname. But, maybe the Twitter API could return both ID and screen_name with only 1 call to the API. Programmers can then choose to work with

[twitter-dev] Re: Bad response on Show

2009-09-08 Thread Naveen A
While this issue is known and does show up on the list fairly frequently, I think the best solution is to point users who report this to the number of existing issues filed for this bug so that they may STAR them and be kept up to date about what is going on with the issue.

[twitter-dev] Re: Bad response on Show

2009-09-08 Thread Francis Shanahan
Thank you both. On Sep 8, 1:47 pm, Naveen A knig...@gmail.com wrote: While this issue is known and does show up on the list fairly frequently, I think the best solution is to point users who report this to the number of existing issues filed for this bug so that they may STAR them and be

[twitter-dev] following users using twitter steam api .filter method,follow predicate

2009-09-08 Thread Sonam Singh
Hii guys, I want to use twitter's streaming api with filter method and follow predicate., that said how can i follow thousands of users through single connection.. Or simply put getting tweets from thousands of users by following them through a single connection.. the problem is the url string

[twitter-dev] Re: OAuth 408 Request Timeout

2009-09-08 Thread Tejus Parikh
I've been having the same issue. It happens intermittently while attempting to authorize a just logged in user. Once that has occurred, any other access to the API proceeds as expected. Have you had any success in figuring out what could be the cause? Thanks, Tejus On Aug 30, 4:45 pm, J. W.

[twitter-dev] Re: Widget - external links ?

2009-09-08 Thread Stuart
2009/9/8 Chris abcnoct...@googlemail.com: Hi everybody, I'm trying to use the widget to have a shoutbox. I'm using this one: http://twitter.com/goodies/widget_search I am using iframes, so when I click on the links of the shoutbox, they open only in the iframe. I there a way to set the

[twitter-dev] Re: 200 errors

2009-09-08 Thread guytom
We're seeing same error from time to time

[twitter-dev] Re: Getting screen_name from id without gazillion API calls?

2009-09-08 Thread David Fisher
I've done this this way: Every time I get a user's data- I store it in my database. Doesn't matter if its from gardenhose or a REST method. I track various versions of it and keep all changes (good data warehousing practice). Then, when I crawl a user's list of friends I ask the database if we

[twitter-dev] Re: retriveing status of milion of users..

2009-09-08 Thread John Kalucki
Sonam, You can do this with just one or two connections. There's a section in the wiki with some practical advice on updating predicates: http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Streaming-API-Documentation#UpdatingFilterPredicates -John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Services, Twitter Inc. On Sep 8,

[twitter-dev] Re: tracking URLs using Streaming API

2009-09-08 Thread John Kalucki
You could track on http, but you'll be rate limited. You can track on mysite and I think you'll get what you want, and a little more, but if you track on mysite.com you probably won't get anything. -John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Services, Twitter Inc. On Sep 8, 4:37 am, Robert

[twitter-dev] Re: Recent Following and Follower Issues and Some Background on Social Graph

2009-09-08 Thread John Kalucki
Eventually all requests will be handled by the third system, and the second system will be removed from production. I don't know how this will all play out. I'll see about getting Someone Who Knows to Do Something. -John On Sep 7, 11:03 pm, PJB pjbmancun...@gmail.com wrote: John: Will the

[twitter-dev] Re: Spammers in followers list

2009-09-08 Thread J. Dale
This is the app I wrote using the API. It looks at the ratio of follower to followed and blocks folks. Feel free to check it out and offer your suggestions. http://dogearedpress.com/curtains/ On Sep 8, 12:57 pm, Shannon Clark shannon.cl...@gmail.com wrote: Speaking here more as a user than

[twitter-dev] Re: Random 408 errors having been appearing the last 48 hours

2009-09-08 Thread rfisk
For our app, this started happening just after the DOS attacks and have persisted since then. So my suspicion is that the 408 error is a throttling mechanism. 408 is a connection read timeout. The problem as I see it is that there is no way that the exception could get thrown so fast if there

[twitter-dev] Re: Followers count

2009-09-08 Thread Jason Tan
If I'm not mistaken, that still requires you to page through 5000 at a time until you reach the end to figure out the number of followers. I don't need the user ids of each follower, just the count. Being able to get this with users/show is perfect because it only requires one API call. Except

[twitter-dev] Re: unexpected 401 unauthorized from streaming api

2009-09-08 Thread Darian Shimy
I am having the same problem today with @dshimy. On Sep 5, 11:30 am, Fabien Penso fabienpe...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 3:38 PM, John Kaluckijkalu...@gmail.com wrote: There's probably a defect in the last version of the server, or maybe there's an inconsistent auth database

[twitter-dev] followers/ids for users with millions of followers

2009-09-08 Thread Michael Dizon
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to use followers/ ids to store the followers of a user who may have millions of followers. The API says there you can page through each result set of 5,000. But wouldn't one eventually hit their request limit for their IP?

[twitter-dev] Re: follow and reply using auth tokens

2009-09-08 Thread dizid
Hi binu, Well, the first thing anyone who might be able to help you needs to know: in which language are you prgramming? On Sep 8, 4:49 am, binu binugeorg...@gmail.com wrote: hi Can any one help me to do  follow and reply in twitter API using auth tokens thanks

[twitter-dev] Re: What is 140 characters?

2009-09-08 Thread TjL
It's been nearly 6 months. Has this question been answered? If so I missed it. On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Alex Paynea...@twitter.com wrote: Unfortunately, nothing definitive. We're still looking into this. On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 07:56, Craig Hockenberry craig.hockenbe...@gmail.com

[twitter-dev] Re: tweets

2009-09-08 Thread dizid
Dick, Better ask questiosn in English here ;) Als ik een tweet zend kom ik deze naderhand niet tegen bij degene die ik volg. Klopt, diegene aan wie jij een tweet stuurt moet jou volgen (i.p.v. wat jij boven beschrijft, nl. dat jij diegene volgt) Als er een tweet gestuurd woord door de gene

[twitter-dev] Data from Dead Accounts

2009-09-08 Thread Narayan
Hi, We have an issue with some accounts being active for a brief while and then going dead. We are using the streaming API and the REST API for our application. Streaming API doesn't notify me in any way, if the account I was following becomes dead. Example: http://twitter.com/warped09 - this

[twitter-dev] 401 status 98% of the time

2009-09-08 Thread Andrew McCloud
I have several twitter accounts; personal, business, and project related. When trying to auth to the stream api with any of them I get a 401 error 98% of the time. Just a few days ago I had no problem connecting. @amccloud on twitter

[twitter-dev] Re: 2 week advance notice: changes to /friends/ids and /followers/ids

2009-09-08 Thread Yu-Shan Fung
I remember reading about this a while back. Has this been deployed yet? The wiki doesn't look like it has any info about cursors. Thanks! Yu-Shan On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Alex Payne a...@twitter.com wrote: Once we deprecate the page parameter, it will simply be ignored and the

[twitter-dev] Re: Data from Dead Accounts

2009-09-08 Thread John Kalucki
The Streaming API does not currently offer social graph changes. This is an often requested feature. -John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Services, Twitter Inc. On Sep 8, 2:31 pm, Narayan lakshminaarayana...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, We have an issue with some accounts being active for a

[twitter-dev] Re: 200 errors

2009-09-08 Thread jb007nd
Error from Safari when my feeds fail: Safari can’t open the page “feed://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/ 18918483.rss”. The error is: “The feed could not be loaded because the content is not in a known feed format.” (PubSub:2) Please choose Safari Report Bugs to Apple, note the error number,

[twitter-dev] Re: 401 status 98% of the time

2009-09-08 Thread John Kalucki
Several people have reported similar behavior, but I haven't been able to reproduce. I'm going to look into these erratic 401s in more detail this evening. -John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Services, Twitter Inc. On Sep 8, 2:36 pm, Andrew McCloud and...@amccloud.com wrote: I have

[twitter-dev] Re: 200 errors

2009-09-08 Thread jb007nd
I'm also getting these errors. To get the feed working again, I have to pull up the feed on Safari, and it will show an error. If I hit refresh, the page will pull new feeds and my PHP pages which parse the feed also gets refreshed. -j On Aug 9, 12:27 am, Chris Babcock cbabc...@asciiking.com

[twitter-dev] Re: Data from Dead Accounts

2009-09-08 Thread Narayan
Hmm.. Any suggestions on the REST API front? Is there any standardized error message I can parse and process? Thanks, On Sep 8, 5:42 pm, John Kalucki jkalu...@gmail.com wrote: The Streaming API does not currently offer social graph changes. This is an often requested feature. -John

[twitter-dev] Re: 2 week advance notice: changes to /friends/ids and /followers/ids

2009-09-08 Thread Alex Payne
It hasn't been deployed yet, but it's still gonna happen. Will update when I know more. On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 13:59, Yu-Shan Fungambivale...@gmail.com wrote: I remember reading about this a while back. Has this been deployed yet? The wiki doesn't look like it has any info about cursors.

[twitter-dev] Re: Change in API

2009-09-08 Thread Sean Fawcett
So, I'm still having trouble. I have the following code (cribbed from a tutorial) which is very simple and should work but does not: Start of Code ?php $twitter_api_url = http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml;; $twitter_data = status=Updating the API CAlls; $twitter_user =

[twitter-dev] Geocoded OR search broken?

2009-09-08 Thread Mack D. Male
Until a couple of hours ago, searching for something like edmonton OR #yeg OR near:edmonton (or the API equivalent) worked just fine. Now it doesn't return anything new, and seems to return an odd set of old results. You can search for them separately, as in edmonton OR #yeg and near:edmonton

[twitter-dev] Re: Geocoded OR search broken?

2009-09-08 Thread Alex Payne
Our Search Team informs me that they shipped a new query parser today. This is likely a bug in the new parser, and I've let them know about it. On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 17:48, Mack D. Malemaster...@gmail.com wrote: Until a couple of hours ago, searching for something like edmonton OR #yeg OR

[twitter-dev] Re: Geocoded OR search broken?

2009-09-08 Thread Mack D. Male
Awesome, thanks! On Sep 8, 7:05 pm, Alex Payne a...@twitter.com wrote: Our Search Team informs me that they shipped a new query parser today. This is likely a bug in the new parser, and I've let them know about it. On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 17:48, Mack D. Malemaster...@gmail.com wrote:

[twitter-dev] Re: Geocoded OR search broken?

2009-09-08 Thread Jose Tinoco
Geocoded API searches are also broken. This is the geocoding example from the API documentation, which used to work and now doesn't: http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?geocode=40.757929%2C-73.985506%2C25km My website (blablabra.net) does similar searches and now receives only 403 Forbidden

[twitter-dev] Re: 200 errors

2009-09-08 Thread Jonathan Smith
This happens to me when I do json get requests as well. It happens very inconsistently during a normal session, but I can almost always reproduce it if I let the client sit for a while and then try. Is almost as if the server can't authenticate the request fast enough and throws back an empty

[twitter-dev] Re: Geocoded OR search broken?

2009-09-08 Thread Dewald Pretorius
FFS. Any chance that things will actually be tested before they are rolled out into PRODUCTION? Dewald On Sep 8, 10:25 pm, Jose Tinoco jose.tin...@gmail.com wrote: Geocoded API searches are also broken. This is the geocoding example from the API documentation, which used to work and now

[twitter-dev] Re: Know the number of results only

2009-09-08 Thread 8-30
But then how does the search know it has zero results, and how does it know when its reached the end of the results, ie, there are no more results to fetch? 8-30. On Sep 9, 1:22 am, Nick Arnett nick.arn...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 8:33 PM, 8-30 silverfrien...@gmail.com wrote:

[twitter-dev] Re: Geocoded OR search broken?

2009-09-08 Thread Hrishikesh Bakshi
These people should notify us about these changes: http://twitter.com/twitterapi On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 10:10 PM, Hrishikesh Bakshi bakshi.hrishik...@gmail.com wrote: Quick fix: Add q=* to your URL On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 10:04 PM, Dewald Pretorius dpr...@gmail.comwrote: FFS. Any

[twitter-dev] Re: Geocoded OR search broken?

2009-09-08 Thread Hrishikesh Bakshi
Quick fix: Add q=* to your URL On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 10:04 PM, Dewald Pretorius dpr...@gmail.com wrote: FFS. Any chance that things will actually be tested before they are rolled out into PRODUCTION? Dewald On Sep 8, 10:25 pm, Jose Tinoco jose.tin...@gmail.com wrote: Geocoded API

[twitter-dev] Streaming API -- Excessive 401 defect fixed

2009-09-08 Thread John Kalucki
A few corner cases were causing excessive rate limiting on the Streaming API. One bad login, perhaps due to an unparsable predicate, or other minor validation issue, would lock out some users in some cases. Another class of users were only allowed in once and were subsequently limited. The vast

[twitter-dev] Re: since_retweet_id needed?

2009-09-08 Thread hansamann
anyone? On Sep 2, 3:40 pm, hansamann sven.hai...@googlemail.com wrote: To track retweets over time and to not waste resources, I believe it would be great to get a since_retweet_id parameter for the new retweet status methods like statuses retweeted_to_me If we just have a status_id, you

[twitter-dev] Re: 2 week advance notice: changes to /friends/ids and /followers/ids

2009-09-08 Thread Michael Steuer
Is the cursor parameter usage explained anywhere? Can't find it on the API doc site. On Sep 8, 2009, at 2:10 PM, Alex Payne a...@twitter.com wrote: It hasn't been deployed yet, but it's still gonna happen. Will update when I know more. On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 13:59, Yu-Shan

[twitter-dev] Re: What is 140 characters?

2009-09-08 Thread Matt Sanford
Hi There, I'm sorry this never got updated. Some changes have been made and are waiting to go out now. When I switched from working on the Platform (formerly API) team to my focus on international I took over this issue. Once this current fix is deployed (probably in a week or so since

[twitter-dev] Getting sample of recent statues (not real time) for large list of specific users

2009-09-08 Thread LeeS
For a new project we'll need to retrieve the text of recent statuses for a large group of specific users (several thousand to start), matching a smaller list of keyword strings. Both the users and keywords will grow over time but the keyword set will probably remain at least an order of