If you'd like to monitor a static set of hashtags, use the Streaming
API. You'll receive the highest proportion of tags with the least
amount of filtering and hassle. There are a number of good Streaming
API clients out in the wild.

-John Kalucki
Services, Twitter Inc.

On Oct 1, 1:27 am, Chris <bigonr...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> I want to write a tool that monitors a channel, say #startnow, and
> checks say, every minute, to see if its been updated.
> How would I do this? I'm good with php, but won't that only check
> every time someone loads a php page? How do people like @hashphp reply
> to everyone that posts in #php?
> Thanks,
> Chris

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