Heh :-) The app we're building, TweetPo.st, is designed to post the
user's tweets to Facebook. So, the call-to-action I proposed would be
specific to our app: i.e. if TweetPo.st users were not seeing the
expected behavior from the app.

But, we have decided to do basically what you suggest to start.
However, this will not help us if a user starts out in the clear and
is then subsequently quality filtered for whatever reason. But,
hopefully that's a real edge-case.

Thanks again!

On Feb 24, 11:52 am, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -John
> 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
> > =====
> > Jonathan Strauss, Co-Founder
> >http://snowballfactory.com
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