That is *really* nice! Is it updated in real time?
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

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

Quoting Harshad RJ <>:

To test how this works I built a streaming parser for the Spritzer feed, and
it occurred to me that I could make this data available to everyone.

So, here it is:

I dunno if the OP just wanted an approx count of the client's tweets or the
actual list of tweets. Personally, I would like to have both. It will be
great if Twitter can allow search for "source:myclient" without requiring a
keyword to be specified.

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 10:16 PM, John Kalucki <> wrote:

I'd suggest calculating the binomial proportion confidence interval
assuming a very large n. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the
interval given n = 2.5mm/day on the Spritzer feed...

Well, you learn something new every day. Apparently the central limit
theorem apparently holds for p as small as .000002 given n of 2.5mm. So, if
your client is generating pretty much any traffic at all, the interval will
be pretty reasonable.

-John Kalucki
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 9:17 AM, Harshad RJ <> wrote:

What I meant was that searching with "source:clientName" requires atleast
one keyword to be specified. Which means that you can't get all those tweets
which don't have that keyword.

Moreover, searching for common english words like "a", "an", or "the"
(often) doesn't return any results.

The idea of sampling the streaming API is a decent alternative for already
popular clients, but will yield inaccurate results for new clients, because
their tweets are easily submerged in the stream.

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Raffi Krikorian <>wrote:

its true - search doesn't return all the tweets as it is returning "the
best tweets". unfortunately, the streaming API will not allow you to get a stream of all the tweets by source either. what are you trying to achieve?
 are you looking for relative volumes?  if so, then just watch a sample of
tweets and make an estimate?

On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 11:50 PM, Harshad RJ <>wrote:

Err, but this does't show *all* tweets of a client.

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 6:47 AM, Raffi Krikorian <>wrote:


On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Christian <> wrote:

Hi There,

is it possible to reveal all Tweets placed by a specific client (my

Hope someone could help me

THX Chris

Harshad RJ

Harshad RJ

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