Please don't bump. I'm happy to help, but, note that we currently don't have dedicated support for this list, it's a holiday weekend and there's a lot going on that you can't see.
On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 1:39 AM, Twitter-Developer <alamshe...@gmail.com>wrote: > Any one, please??? > > On Jan 16, 1:11 pm, Twitter-Developer <alamshe...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Dear Experts, > > > > Well I have been developing Twitter applicaiton for quite a long now > > and has been using Twitter Search API for my goals. > > > > Here is my business overview: > > > > I have subscribers over 20K. Have their profiles containing their > > interests keywords, location and other geographic information. I use > > oAuth for authentication and then get following information for each > > subscriber. > > > > 1. Mentions (Cache each mention locally) > > 2. Retweets (Cache each retweet locally) > > 3. Search tweets for subscriber interests using their keywords etc and > > location. > > > > All these activities are being performed periodically, where I use > > sinceId to fetch mentions, retweets, so that I may have historical > > data and do not lose any mention or retweet of the user. > > > > Now I have read the API documentation and can see Streaming API is the > > most recommended API by twitter. I want to convert my application to > > use Streaming API. > > > > So as I see, with the default access level, I can subscribe to > > statuses/sample or statuses/filter method using any of my account > > (using basic authentication) and can fetch whatever I want, as the > > nature of API is event based, this is definitely going to be fast. > > > > Here are few questions though: > > > > 1. What is the difference between sample and filter method? When to > > use which? > > > > 2. What is best approach to get the retweets and mentions? Is it > > tracking my subscribers screen names or just specify there user ids in > > follow predicate? > > > > 3: If I have 20,000 subscribers, that means, I have at least 20,000 > > screen names to track or follow and suppose I have 3 keywords for each > > subscriber on average, that makes it 60,000 keywords to track as well, > > how to manage this? > > > > 4: If any of the subscriber changes location or keywords, I have to > > reconnect to update the predicates. right? I have read the > > documentation and can follow the best practices. However I am unable > > to understand the count variable logic. I want to see if any of the > > mentions or retweets is missing in my storage, what's the best > > approach to get it back? > > > > 5: How to track or follow based on users' location? > > > > So basically I am confused :) Any recommendations to move from here or > > quick answers to above will help. > > > > I'll be grateful for any help. > > > > Regards, > > Alam Sher >