You might want to check out the streaming API . It allows you to "follow" users and recieve their updates.
Josh  http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Streaming-API-Documentation#follow On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:29 PM, jazzman121 <jazzman...@gmail.com> wrote: > hey! Guys > > Im sorta new to the twitter API,... > > in the API is there a way to get notified if a users status has been > updated? sorta like a push feature? the only way I know right now is > to check every 60 seconds if the account has been updated but that > eats thru my rate limited calls... Was wondering if there is another > way? > > Thanks >