On Jun 30, 10:45 pm, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote: > Twitter has said in the past they are more then willing to take care > of the bandwidth for smaller applications but if you go huge they ask > you to look at local caching. > > > > On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 08:12, Philip Plante<pplante....@gmail.com> wrote: > > > You can cache the user's profile data so API lookups are kept to a > > minimum. Though the profile image should be hotlinked using whatever > > value is stored int he profile_image_url attribute of the user object > > returned from Twitter. By using S3 as a central source Twitter is > > able to help alleviate image sync issues that would arise when third > > party services cache the image locally. Also keep in mind that most > > of the time your user's should already have their cache primed, via > > twitter.com or another service, due the caching rules employed by > > Twitter and S3. > > > On Jun 30, 6:32 am, Christian Fazzini <christian.fazz...@gmail.com> > > wrote: > >> Hello, > > >> We are in the process of developing a website that uses the Twitter > >> API. > > >> I understand that the Twitter API is capable of retrieving a user's > >> profile photo via: > > >>http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-users%C2%A0show > > >> Other websites that are using the Twitter API are, instead, getting > >> these profile photos from Amazon's S3 storage service > >> (http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitter_production/). > > >> At current when a Twitter user logs onto our website, it will retrieve > >> his information and store it our local db. At the same time it will > >> also grab the profile photo from <profile_image_url> and store it on > >> our server. > > >> In my opinion, this seems more appropriate instead of having the site > >> quer the Twitters API and / or hotlink to Amazon's S3 storage service > >> whenever a user loads a page. Especially, if it has to load several > >> profile photos on every page load, on our site. I could be wrong > >> here. > > >> What do you guys think the best approach for this is? > > >> Hoping to hear from you soon. > > >> Best regards, > >> Chris > > -- > Abraham Williams | Community Evangelist |http://web608.org > Hacker |http://abrah.am|http://twitter.com/abraham > Project |http://fireeagle.labs.poseurtech.com > This email is: [ ] blogable [x] ask first [ ] private.