Yeah - I totally understand, being a recovering capacity planner. ;-)
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." ~ Paul Erdos

Quoting John Kalucki <>:

There is considerable inconsistency, ambiguity and change in these areas.
For example, we announced the 50mm tweets/day thing recently. This is
frustrating. We're working to rationalize all of this.

-John Kalucki
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 10:42 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

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 phenomenon".
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." ~ Paul

Quoting John Kalucki <>:

 5e is intended to cover publication of general statistics about the
such as Tweets per second, etc., not the display of Tweets themselves.

The new Commercial License should be a lot clearer.

-John Kalucki
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Stephen Rife <>

On 3月10ζ—₯, 午後10:22, Andrew Badera <> 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
the Content.

---- from  CLA end ------

- Steve Rife
DIgital Garage

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