What proportion of your users have more than 5k followers? More than 25k
followers?

-John Kalucki
http://twitter.com/jkalucki
Services, Twitter Inc.


On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 2:57 PM, DustyReagan <dustyrea...@gmail.com> wrote:

> As large as possible. 100k would be a huge improvement.
>
> For FriendOrFollow.com I need the user's entire social graph to
> effectively calculate who's not following them back, who they're not
> following back, and their mutual friendships. I can't really cache
> this data because user's make decisions on who to follow and unfollow
> based on my data. If the data is old, I start hearing complaints about
> how a user unfollowed someone who was really following them, etc. So
> the data really needs to be pulled on page load. The 5k at a time
> cursors pretty much cripples FriendOrFollow for anyone with an
> impressive amount of followers, and it also takes too many API calls
> to be rate limit effective. The more IDs that can be pulled at once,
> the better.
>
> If I could have the user's IDs streamed to me like the streaming API
> does tweets, that would be pretty hot.
>
> On Jan 8, 2:38 pm, Dossy Shiobara <do...@panoptic.com> wrote:
> > 100k, at the minimum.
> >
> > On 1/8/10 3:35 PM, Wilhelm Bierbaum wrote:
> >
> > > How much larger do you think makes it easier?
> >
> > > On Jan 7, 6:42 pm, "st...@implu.com" <st...@implu.com> wrote:
> > >> I would agree with several views expressed in various posts here.
> >
> > >> 1) A cursor-less call that returns all IDs makes for simpler code and
> > >> fewer API calls. i.e. less processing time.
> >
> > >> 2) If we must have a 'cursored' call then at least allow for cursor=-1
> > >> to return a larger number than 5k.
> >
> > --
> > Dossy Shiobara              | do...@panoptic.com |http://dossy.org/
> > Panoptic Computer Network   |http://panoptic.com/
> >   "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
> >     folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)
>

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