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?

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On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Ryan Rosario <> 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

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