Erm, doesn¹t 20,000 x users/show equate to 1,000 x users/lookup ? Or are you whitelisted for more than 20,000 API calls an hour?
On 3/11/10 9:53 AM, "Abraham Williams" <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote: > So for something like Intersect  where I have to do sometimes tens of > thousands of profile lookups per hour I should stick with users/show? Or can I > get an account whitelisted for more lookups per hour? > > Abraham > > On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 07:48, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote: >> hi all. >> >> we launched an endpoint yesterday that allows you to fetch 20 users by >> user_id or by screen_name at a time -- we call this our "bulk user show" API. >> for example, to retrieve user objects for user IDs 12863272, 3191321, >> 9160152, 8285392 and simultaneously screen names of rsarver and >> wilhelmbierbaum, put together the following authenticated request >> >> http://api.twitter.com/1/users/lookup.xml?user_id=12863272,3191321,9160152,82 >> 85392&screen_name=rsarver,wilhelmbierbaum >> >> and you will receive an XML array of those six user objects. >> >> you can find more documentation at >> http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method:-users-lookup. >> >> thanks!