I don't know if you could detect this via Facebook updates. You could,
perhaps, start following them on the stream and poll their timelines in
parallel until you determine that their tweets are flowing -- then turn off
the polling.


On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 8:10 AM, Jonathan Strauss <
jonat...@snowballfactory.com> wrote:

> On Feb 23, 11:45 pm, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > As far as programmatic detection, there are significant policy issues in
> > play around filtered users. Getting this feature shipped is the real
> > solution.
> Thanks for the quick response John! We suspected that shipping this
> feature was the right solution, and it's good to know it's at the top
> of the list. However, we know first-hand how big a time sink
> scalability can be, so we won't hold our breath on seeing it too
> soon ;-)
> In the meantime, we may be able to do a workaround using user input
> (i.e. "Click here if your tweets aren't showing up on Facebook").
> We're already doing direct polling for protected updates, so it would
> just be a matter of detecting the quality filtered public updates and
> flipping the direct polling bit on our side.
> Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing this feature when you're
> able to get to it.
> -jonathan
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