What is your goal?
On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 12:15 PM, Andrew Badera <and...@badera.us> wrote:
> 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
>> > (well) for this? Looking to poll once every five minutes or so,
>> > 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.
> 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