>  Is the posted status similar to any other status created by that user?

Does the above imply that similar will trigger the dup detector?

Argh!

Please don't tell me that you're now rejecting similar tweets....

Url shorteners can easily generate similar urls, so if someone is in
the habit of tweeting "check this out" followed by a shortened url,
the tweet text is likely to be similar even though the actual url is
different.

Heck, urls that are similar often point to very different web pages.

There are lots of other cases where similar tweets can actually be
very different, and thus should not be rejected as "duplicates".
(I've heard of a project that tweets data that is guaranteed to be
unique but is reasonably likely to be similar because of aggressive
encoding.)


On Nov 1, 6:22 am, John Kalucki <jkalu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is the posted status similar to any other status created by that user?
>
> -John Kaluckihttp://twitter.com/jkalucki
> Services, Twitter Inc.
>
> On Oct 31, 8:12 am, gembry <gem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Hello Folks, (fishing for input) thx
>
> > Not really sure what’s going on here. Below you will find what I am
> > sending and what is coming back from the Twitter API. You can see that
> > what is being sent doesn’t even come close to what is up there now.
>
> > Am I missing something here? What am I doing wrong? Why is this
> > completely different sting not posting?
>
> > >>> Sending >>>
>
> > method="post"
> > url="http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml?status=Great%20Job%20for
> > %20OAS%20TEST%20ONLY%20in%20California%2DAnaheim%2FHuntington%20Beach
> > %2E%20http%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FAssignmentReady%2Findex%2Ecfm%3ForderID
> > %3D2315510%26category%3DAllied%5FTravel%26ts%3D102809140819%20or
> > %20800%2E469%2E5314"
>
> > <<< Result (from Twitter API) <<<
>
> > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <status> <created_at>Wed Oct 28
> > 19:51:30 +0000 2009</created_at> <id>5238791820</id> <text>what</text>
> > <source>web</source> <truncated>false</truncated>
> > <in_reply_to_status_id></in_reply_to_status_id>
> > <in_reply_to_user_id></
> > in_reply_to_user_id> <favorited>false</favorited>
> > <in_reply_to_screen_name></in_reply_to_screen_name> <user>
> > <id>57127952</id> <name>Larp Master Flash</name>
> > <screen_name>LarpMasterFlash</screen_name> <location></location>
> > <description></description> <profile_image_url>http://s.twimg.com/a/
> > 1256674706/images/default_profile_0_normal.png</profile_image_url>
> > <url></url> <protected>false</protected> <followers_count>4</
> > followers_count> <profile_background_color>9ae4e8</
> > profile_background_color> <profile_text_color>000000</
> > profile_text_color> <profile_link_color>0000ff</profile_link_color>
> > <profile_sidebar_fill_color>e0ff92</profile_sidebar_fill_color>
> > <profile_sidebar_border_color>87bc44</profile_sidebar_border_color>
> > <friends_count>0</friends_count> <created_at>Wed Jul 15 20:31:16 +0000
> > 2009</created_at> <favourites_count>0</favourites_count>
> > <utc_offset></
> > utc_offset> <time_zone></time_zone>
> > <profile_background_image_url>http://s.twimg.com/a/1256674706/images/
> > themes/theme1/bg.png</profile_background_image_url>
> > <profile_background_tile>false</profile_background_tile>
> > <statuses_count>34</statuses_count> <notifications>false</
> > notifications> <geo_enabled>false</geo_enabled> <verified>false</
> > verified> <following>false</following> </user> <geo/> </status>
>
> > Thanks for the input.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

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