If you make the requests authenticated as your users each one will have 20k hits per hour.
"Each whitelisted entity, whether an account or IP address, is allowed 20000 requests per hour. This means that two authenticated users using the same IP address would each get 20000 requests per hour." - http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Rate-limiting Depending on your application you can cache all the user objects and then use the Social Graph APIs to find missing profiles. Abraham On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 02:37, Rushikesh Bhanage <rishibhan...@gmail.com>wrote: > Hi , > > We are building a twitter application which needs to collect all the > followers of the user to show him results. Now when we looked at following > user's: > > user Followers > ev - 1,172,553 > aplusk - 4,627,964 > Kim Kardashian - 3,144,680 > > such users through our application it turns out 20,000 calls per > white-listed IP without breaking operation, are not sufficient to collect > all the followers of these users. Because every cursor id gives only 100 > follower's data which means 20,000 calls are not sufficient for some users > with extensive followers. > > Eagerly looking for solution, > Thank you. > > Regards, > Rushikesh. > > -- Abraham Williams | Community Advocate | http://abrah.am TwitterOAuth | http://github.com/abraham/twitteroauth This email is: [ ] shareable [x] ask first [ ] private.