Thanks for the info. It helps a lot.  Figuring out an accurate number
is essential to my model, so much so that I am determined to find some
method of estimating it to acceptable margins of error!

- Kyle

On Oct 14, 5:19 pm, Nick Arnett <> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Kyle B <> wrote:
> > 1. How are tweet IDs incremented?  Do they increase by a factor of 1,
> > 2, 5, 10...?
> 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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