On 04/19/2010 04:39 PM, Mark McBride wrote:
> To date the streaming API has only supported logical OR in track
> keywords (http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Streaming-API-Documentation#track).
>  Today we're happy to announce that we support logical ANDing in
> production as well.
> The track parameter is treated as a series of phrases.  Phrases are
> separated by commas. Words within phrases are delimited by spaces. A
> tweet matches if any phrase matches. A phrase matches if all of the
> words are present in the tweet. (e.g. 'the twitter' is 'the' AND
> 'twitter', and 'the,twitter' is 'the' OR 'twitter'.).  Some
> examples...
> 1) "twitter api,twitter streaming"
> (http://stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/filter.xml?track=twitter+api%2Ctwitter+streaming)
> will match the tweets "The Twitter API is awesome" and "The twitter
> streaming deal is fast", but not "I'm new to Twitter"
> 2) The same approach to dealing with case, punctuation, @replies and
> hashtags still applies.  So "chirp search,chirp streaming"
> (http://stream.twitter.com/1statuses/filter.xml?track=chirp+search%2Cchirp+streaming)
> will match "Listening to the @chirp talk on search", "I'm at Chirp
> talking about search!", and "loving this search talk #chirp"
> This should dramatically close the gap on what you can do with the
> search API but not with streaming, and also reduce the amount of data
> users have to consumer to match on multiple keywords.
> Comments/questions welcome as always.
>   ---Mark
> http://twitter.com/mccv


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

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

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