Doesn't the streaming API have a sampling method "status/sample" for statuses from which you can derive users? And don't the docs describe this as "random," while specifying gardenhose access is required for statistically significant samples?
∞ Andy Badera ∞ +1 518-641-1280 ∞ This email is: [ ] bloggable [x] ask first [ ] private ∞ Google me: http://www.google.com/search?q=andrew%20badera On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Ryan Rosario <uclamath...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I am doing some research using the Twitter API and I would like to get > a random sample of Twitter users. Any ideas of how this can be > accomplished? > > So far, I have scraped 2 weeks from the Streaming API and extracted 3 > million user IDs from the stream. Any arguments as to whether or not > this could constitute random? > > Thanks, > Ryan >