I'd recommend checking out the API documentation.

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On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Ryan Bell<ryan.j.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Twitter Groups:  I am adding the ability to create custom 'groups' of
> twitter users to my site.  My current approach seems very processor/
> twitter api intensive.  Can anyone make a recommendation or refer me
> to a link where I can find information on how I might more efficiently
> code this feature?
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Current Approach:
> 1. User can put n users in a group
> 2. User clicks their group to view the timeline
> 3. Iterate through all 'n' users in the group and get the respective
> user's timelines
> 4. Merge the timelines into a collection.
> 5. Sort the timelines by date
> 6. Bind this collection to the display grid.
> 7. This timeline is immediately out of date of course so a click of
> the 'refresh' button triggers the need to do the entire process again.
>
> An example might have 80 users in the group called "colleagues". I
> would then call Twitter 80 times to get the 80 disparate timelines.
> Next I would merge and sort the collection.  This would have to be
> repeated upon each refresh or selection of a different group.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Ryan
>

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