Slav, You should use the shadow method in the Streaming API for this. Contact a...@twitter.com to get access.
Also, there's already a Twitter to Facebook integration. You should consider why you need to duplicate this already functional system. Any API based approach isn't going to forward private accounts, for example. -John Kalucki twitter.com/jkalucki Services, Twitter Inc. On Aug 12, 7:10 am, murphy <murphyb...@gmail.com> wrote: > We are building a suite of applications for Facebook Pages and one of > the features is integration of user's twitter status updates into > their facebook page feed. Thus the need to get a lot of users' twitter > statuses at reasonable intervals. > Looking at the API documentation there seems to be 3 ways to do that: > 1. Use the streaming API. The 'follow' method looks good but allows > only 200 users to be followed. How hard is it to get approved for the > 'shadow' method? > 2. Have a bot follow the users' accounts and get their updates with > 'statuses/friends_timeline'. That allows up to 200 statuses to be > retrieved every 30 seconds (to stay within the 150 calls per hour > limit). This will probably do until we get a number of users ( I'd say > more than 20 000). After that there will be updates cut off because of > the 200 statuses per call limit. > 3. Use the search API. > e.g.http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=from:user1OR > from:user2... > Now the query can be only 140 characters long and with the rate limit > for search API calls, this approach will probably not work well (if at > all). > > Any suggestions and comments how to approach this are appreciated. > > Slav Ivanov