You might want to check out the Streaming API.

You could either filter based on the user ids and discard status without the
hashtag or filter on the hashtag and discard statuses from users you are not
interested in.


On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 02:11, Noto Modungwa <>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm looking to rewrite an application that has been pulling tweets (tagged)
> of people that follow the app twitter account.
> Now I'd like to pull anyone's tweet so long as it uses the right hash tag
> What's the best practice as I don't want to abuse the API and get
> blacklisted...
> If my cron runs say every hour. Do I read all public tweets and stop when I
> get to one which I previously read & stored?
> Later
> --
> Noto

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