Am I to assume then that those who comment on tweet volume in the
"trade press" by simply looking at status IDs as they go by, using the
*REST* API, are exempt from this? I keep running into blog posts by
"social media scientists" who are using status ID as a proxy for total
tweet volume - there's even a web site that just displays the status
ID counting up!
What about people who are using the publicly-available "sample" and
"filter" streams? Is it a violation of TOS to publish statistics
derived from those? I ask because I've actually done that - right here
on this list! If I'm not supposed to do that, I apologize. But it's
stuff that people are insanely curious about, both for business
reasons and for the sheer entertainment value of the "Twitter
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." ~ Paul Erdos
Quoting John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com>:
5e is intended to cover publication of general statistics about the streams,
such as Tweets per second, etc., not the display of Tweets themselves.
The new Commercial License should be a lot clearer.
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.
On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Stephen Rife <stephenr...@gmail.com> wrote:
On 3月10日, 午後10:22, Andrew Badera <and...@badera.us> wrote:
> Not sure about the REST/Search API, but on the Streaming side:
> ... see Restrictions ...
Reading the Content License Agreement for the streaming API I am
confused by how the granting of a license to publicly display the
content from the streams (1i. Content License) works with the
obligation to use only for internal purposes. What does "internal
purposes" mean here? Does the "unless expressly authorized herein"
part negate the restriction to not release the data publicly? Or this
just to prevent people from reselling the data?
---- from CLA start ------
1. Content License.
"Twitter grants you a nonexclusive, revocable
license to use the Content to: (i) use, reproduce, distribute,
transmit, publicly display and publicly perform the Content thereof,
solely on and through your Service. "
5. Your Obligations.
(e) User Data.
You may only use the Content and Content Feed and any data resulting
or provided therefrom for internal purposes only and, unless expressly
authorized herein, you may not publicly release or disclose any data
or usage statistics or other information (in the aggregate or
otherwise) regarding the Content. You agree to and will make
available to Twitter any data, usage statistics or
other information (in the aggregate) regarding the access and use of
---- from CLA end ------
- Steve Rife