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On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Lawrence <lipeng...@gmail.com> wrote:

> HI Everyone,
> I would like to build an application to help users to search the
> newest statuses which have been published.
>
> If I use the traditional search API, does this mean that I have to
> keep polling Twitter to get the freshest statuses which have been
> published? If that is the case, the rate limitation will be easily
> consumed. Suppose my application has 20 users and each one searches a
> different keyword, and each user needs to be updated every 3 seconds
> (to make sure she gets fresh statuses). So the total polling in one
> hour is 20*3600/3 = 24000, it is already over than the whitelisting
> rate limitation even I only have 20 users...
>
>
>
>
> Cheers
> Lawrence
>
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