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