On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Kyle B <kylebarn...@gmail.com> wrote:

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> 1. How are tweet IDs incremented?  Do they increase by a factor of 1,
> 2, 5, 10...?
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I've asked that question previously and the answer was a definitive "We
aren't telling."  It seems to be considered a significant enough trade
secret that I wouldn't be at all surprised if they are skipping IDs randomly
to prevent people from doing exactly what you're seeking to do.  Nor would I
be surprised if they refuse to say a word about it now.

Short of figuring out an indirect approach, I don't think you'll be able to
come up with an accurate number.

Nick

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