hmmm, maybe. i honestly wasn't trying to suggest a 'bad idea' was actually good, but i was just reading through recent messages, trying to make some sense out of it all, and realized that I first heard of twitter pretty early on a radio broadcast. that was mostly an advertisement. twitter was still a baby. I was an early adopter. I created my account right away just to see how great it was.
anyhow, it just occurred to me the question of why we are talking about this on this old-fashion google thing and not twitter... and i think the answer is this: "it's a numbers game". and it has always been. and of course this makes no sense whatsoever, it's not suppose to. that's exactly what that kind of response means. just a thought. On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 1:25 AM, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm going to say it is a good way to get your app/IP permanently banned > from Twitter. > > Abraham > > 2009/8/9 avail4one <avail4...@gmail.com> > > I think it's ok to go for it, what does everyone else think? >> >> >> >> >> On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 1:10 AM, Tim Haines <tmhai...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> >>> Hi there, >>> >>> This is probably a very dumb question, but I thought I'd ask it >>> anyway. >>> >>> I run http://favstar.fm, and I can't call the API more than 60 or so >>> times an hour at the moment (or something in that region). My worthy >>> competitor http://favotter.matope.com remains uneffected though, and >>> has been able to continue his fav crawling uninterrupted. >>> >>> Would it be okay to start taking a peek at some of the more popular >>> user's pages on twitter.com, and crawl their favorites from there >>> rather than using the api? I guess this assumes my IP wouldn't get >>> blocked as it seems to be by the API. >>> >>> Dumb question right? Curious to hear. >>> >>> Tim. >>> >>> >>> >> >> >> -- >> \./'\./ /'\ \ ]. /'\./'\ /'\ /'\./ >> > > > > -- > 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. > -- \./'\./ /'\ \ ]. /'\./'\ /'\ /'\./