Have you thought about just using the filter:links in your search query?
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Mark Nutter <marknut...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm writing an application that needs a realtime stream of the links
> being posted on Twitter. I've been using the search api with a search
> for the term 'http' but I stumbled across the track firehose method
> which appears to offer the same functionality but with the added bonus
> of including the user profile information inline. Does track provide
> the same real-time stream that the search api does? Would I be
> missing links at all by using track? If not, I'll switch over to that
> immediately. This will greatly reduce the number of API calls I need
> to make to update user information. Thanks!