Subscribe to a spritzer feed on the Streaming API: http://stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/sample.xml and you can work out your own word frequency distribution to a rather high precision. After you have done so, I bet you'll write your own Trending Topics algorithm. It's physically impossible not to.
-John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Services, Twitter Inc. On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:33 AM, hydrodog <dov.kru...@gmail.com> wrote: > The twitter API allows us to collect the top 10 keywords, but what we > want is a lot of words (100,000 perhaps?) but only once per day. > > Obviously, with a firehose, we could do the work ourselves, but it > seems obvious that internally, such a keyword list must exist, so is > there any chance to get it? For any kind of research, it's very > useful, and clearly our group is not the only one that would benefit. >