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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
>

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