Mr. Trident, if that is your real name, You can use the Search API to look for the keyword, and post process for your users. You could also use the /follow method to track the userids in question, and post process for the keyword, or use the / track method and post process. I'd think that /track or the Search API are the easiest, as you won't run into any rate limiting issues with either for a reasonably infrequent keyword.
John Kalucki twitter.com/jkalucki Services, Twitter Inc. On Aug 9, 9:56 pm, trident <maklymc...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, > > I am running a contest on twitter, and I need to keyword search the > tweets of only the contestants. The first thing that comes to mind is > to create a twitter account and then follow only the contestants. This > enables me to: > > A. Get recent status updates for all friends but not to keyword search > them. > B. Keyword search the public timeline but not narrow it down to just > the friends statuses. > > Is there a way to do both with the Twitter API? Do I need to keyword > search the results from the friends timeline myself using some 3rd > party API? > > I am using C#/.NET, and thank you for any help you can provide! > > Trident