We've experienced this at random, whether the user has 1+ million
followers or whether they have 20 followers. I generally don't mind if
the post has the timestamp of 15~ minutes past the time we actually
sent the request. As far as the timestamp being posted, that is also
delayed as well.

I can guess we are running into a posting limit. I've actually had to
cut back on our 20 minute cron jobs that checks whether a user is
playing a game on steam/xbox etc.. We really ran into big latency
issues when the cron was still posting the updates. We generally saw
the updates coming many hours later, and sometimes days later. I
suspect that it's were running into a posting limit like you
mentioned. Is there a posting limit? When we post the updates, we
don't receive any errors. This has plagued me because I'm always
assuming the problem is on our end, but I can never find any good
reason for it not to be working.

On Sep 2, 6:48 am, John Kalucki <jkalu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> While we occasionally have update latency events (I think there was
> one yesterday afternoon for a bit of extra latency over a few tens of
> minutes), nearly all updates are applied to nearly timelines within a
> few seconds. The common case is even less latency. Some variance can
> be expected when a user with millions of followers updates -- there
> may be a period of many seconds before the last follower gets updated
> -- but not typically hours.
> I suspect that something else is wrong. Is the timestamp on the status
> correct, or is it delayed too? If it's delayed, perhaps you are
> running into a posting limit and there's a corner-case error condition
> that your HTTP client isn't logging and alerting?
> -John Kaluckihttp://twitter.com/jkalucki
> Services, Twitter Inc.
> On Sep 1, 11:28 pm, Andy Pirate <piratea...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > So here's the deal. We've had the Twitter API integrated into
> > Pwned.com for many months now. One problem we keep running into is
> > that it updates our members Twitter WAY later. For example, it says so
> > and so is playing on-line, but we processed that request hours ago and
> > then it finally shows up on their feed.
> > I have requested whitelisting before, but they claimed it was approved
> > and I don't think that it is. We've had to severely limit our
> > integration with Twitter because of this reason.
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks
> > Andy

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