Both of those use cases are fine. The intent was to prevent people from
publishing counts of Tweets per day or similar metrics. (I make no pretense
at defending this intent, I'm the messenger.) Go forth and wordle.

This EULA is near the end of its life and has been rewritten into the
Commercial Data License, which Doug and Barkari will be discussing on day
two of Chirp. If you have questions about how access under the EULA will
evolve to access under the License, that would be a good place to start.

-John Kalucki
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 4:22 PM, Dewald Pretorius <> wrote:

> With reference to:
> Section 5 (ii) (e):
> "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."
> Question:
> Assumimg I build a website that uses the Streaming API, is my
> interpretation correct that the following is against the TOS?
> 1) Counting and displaying to the website users how many times the
> word "earthquake" occurs in tweets over a certain period of time.
> 2) Building and displaying to the website users a tag cloud of words/
> phrases in tweets.

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