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! -jonathan 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 > > > Campaign tracking for social media -http://awe.sm > > A smarter way to update Facebook from Twitter -http://tweetpo.st > > Sharecount button for Facebook -http://www.fbshare.me