the streaming API would be ideal for my purposes, so will eagerly wait and see what new features the twitter api dev team adds before the final release. Till then, search api is what I will use. Thanks a lot Raffi, for trying to raise the issue with the search team.
Regards, Elroy On Nov 28, 7:45 pm, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote: > unfortunately, there is no (current) way to subscribe to the streaming > API for a particular location. as for the caching issue on the > search, that's unfortunate, and i'll try to raise the issue with the > search team next week. > > > > > @Abraham > > I actually use the geocode with the search api for my script, so using > > the search api isn't my problem. My problem is that I get "stale" > > results from the search cache, even when querying after a sufficient > > interval. Also the "stale" results seem hours old (at times, in fact > > yesterday at 23:00 hours I got a few results that were from > > 22:00-22:30 hours. Didn't have the problem when using twitter search > > from the browser). To overcome this Raffi Krikorian suggested using > > the streaming api instead of the search api. My question was - how do > > i get a location specific stream using the streaming api. From the > > streaming api docs, there doesn't seem a way to do this at the moment, > > which kind of defeats my purpose as I need to the deploy the script in > > the next one week or so. Guess I'll have to live with the stale > > results... > > > Anyway thanks for the help. > > > On Nov 28, 12:40 am, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 12:38, enygmatic <enygma...@gmail.com> wrote: > >>> From what I have > >>> gone through so far, there doesn't seem to be a way to query for > >>> status updates from a certain geographical location, say limited > >>> to a > >>> city. I may be mistaken here, so do correct me if I am wrong. > > >> Check out the search operators:http://search.twitter.com/operators > > >> For example:http://search.twitter.com/search?q=near:NYC+within:15mi > > >> Abraham > >> -- > >> Abraham Williams | Community Evangelist |http://web608.org > >> Hacker |http://abrah.am|http://twitter.com/abraham > >> Project | Awesome Lists |http://twitterli.st > >> This email is: [ ] blogable [x] ask first [ ] private. > >> Sent from Madison, WI, United States > > -- > Raffi Krikorian > Twitter Platform Team > ra...@twitter.com | @raffi