On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 8:07 AM, Stuart <stut...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> 2009/7/18 Andrew Badera <and...@badera.us>:
> > What's the best/lowest impact fashion of polling Twitter for status if
> > you're not already performing an operation? Does the help/test method
> work
> > (well) for this? Looking to poll once every five minutes or so, hopefully
> > without burning countable API hits.
>
> Lowest impact as far as API hits go is to use the search API, but
> you're then at the mercy of any delays or filtering between the main
> system and the search data.
>
> -Stuart
>
> --
> http://stut.net/projects/twitter/
>

Delays, filtering, discrepancy ... yeah, not loving that.

I suppose I could have a test user account on whose behalf I take a "no-op"
type action, so I'm not burning system resources nor actual user resources
...

--ab

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