That's great!! I'm currently using the suggested method (get IDs, then do
users/show for each of them) and it's horrendously slow and cumbersome. It'd
be great if you could get a 100 user objects at the time, based on 100 ids
you provide..


On 10/14/09 7:30 PM, "Chad Etzel" <c...@twitter.com> wrote:

> 
> I agree. I'm lobbying the team for something like this.
> -Chad
> 
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Josh Roesslein <jroessl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Yeah we really need a way to bulk request user payloads by giving a list of
>> IDs.
>> 
>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:19 PM, Tim Haines <tmhai...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Are you suggesting I should retrieve the 2k users 1 at a time from
>>> users/show once I have the ids?  I'd essentially like to do this, but
>>> 100 at a time.
>>> 
>>> I know I can get the 7000 ids in 2 calls (1 even without the cursors)
>>> - but I actually want the whole user objects..
>>> 
>>> Tim.
>>> 
>>> On Oct 15, 2:56 pm, Chad Etzel <c...@twitter.com> wrote:
>>>> If you are pulling down the entire social graph, why not use the
>>>> social graph calls which would deliver all 7000 ids in 2 calls?
>>>> 
>>>> You can also parallelize this process by looping through different
>>>> users on each thread instead of using each thread to grab a different
>>>> page/cursor of the same user.
>>>> 
>>>> Regarding the code issue you submitted, if you have the users cached
>>>> locally, you could use the social graph methods to determine the
>>>> missing/new 2k users pretty quickly using the social graph methods and
>>>> comparing ids.
>>>> 
>>>> -Chad
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:50 PM, Tim Haines <tmhai...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Hi Chad,
>>>> 
>>>>> Statuses/followers.
>>>> 
>>>>> I've just timed another attempt - it took 25 minutes to retrieve 17957
>>>>> followers with statuses/followers.
>>>> 
>>>>> Is there anything I can elaborate on in the filed issue to make it
>>>>> clearer?
>>>> 
>>>>> Tim.
>>>> 
>>>>> On Oct 15, 2:42 pm, Chad Etzel <c...@twitter.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>> 
>>>>>> You said "Retrieving 7000 followers just took > 20 minutes for me."
>>>>>> Can you explain what you meant by that?
>>>> 
>>>>>> Are you using the friends/ids, followers/ids methods or the
>>>>>> statuses/friends, statuses/followers methods?
>>>> 
>>>>>> -Chad
>>>> 
>>>>>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Tim Haines <tmhai...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>>>> Hi'ya,
>>>> 
>>>>>>> I'm migrating my code to use cursors at the moment.  It's frustrating
>>>>>>> that calls need to be synchronous rather than how paged calls could be
>>>>>>> asynchronous.  Retrieving 7000 followers just took > 20 minutes for
>>>>>>> me.
>>>> 
>>>>>>> I filed an issue that proposes a solution here:
>>>>>>> http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1078 If you
>>>>>>> retrieve friends or followers, please take a look and give it a star
>>>>>>> if it's important to you.
>>>> 
>>>>>>> If anyone can suggest a work around for this, I'd be happy to hear it.
>>>> 
>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>> 
>>>>>>> Tim.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Josh
>> 


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