On Jul 1, 4:17 pm, Christian Fazzini <christian.fazz...@gmail.com>
> 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
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