There might be a rate limit trick or two that you might find useful: http://blog.abrah.am/2010/04/little-known-twitter-and-twitterapi.html
You should also make sure to read the API TOS thoroughly. You are not auto following/unfollowing but you are still performing bulk operations. http://dev.twitter.com/pages/api_terms Abraham On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 04:41, deadlychaos <deadlychaos...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi there, > > We are very excited to develop an App on Twitter ecosystem. We are > developing something which removes all the spam from user's followers > list and shows him how much exactly non-spam followers he has. But to > perform such task, we need way more than what Twitter Whitelisted > account offers (20,000). For an instance, Twitter CEO @EV himself has > around 1.1 Million Followers. What we do is we have designed a set of > algorithms which removes all the spam, inactive and such other > followers and show how many exactly real followers the particular user > has. But to do this (by rest api) we need to spend 1 call to calculate > every 100 followers of the user. And once we get those 100 follower we > need 1 more call to filter out spam followers. Also there are few more > such tasks we need to perform to filter out the spam which needs more > calls. So if for instance a user has more than 1 million followers, > our system will not be able to calculate his overall non-spam > followers. Also there is a chance when multiple users can try to check > how many non-spam followers they have at the same time. All I need to > ask is, how am I able to get more than one IP addresses white-listed > (white-listing form states that we are able to whitelist more than one > ip) and if such thing is possible, how can we use both the ip's to > perform one single task of user having more than 1 million followers. > Also we were thinking of getting more than one Twitter account white- > listed associated to our business and then use them one by one when we > use all the calls from one id. Is this feasible? If both the methods > (White-listing IP and White-listing Accounts) are not a proper way to > perform such task, what would you recommend us to do? We have spent > countless nights getting this algorithms work and we even have tested > them on small user account having less than 1000 followers and it > works like charm. We are searching for solution since a month now. I > hope we will get help here. > > Eagerly waiting for reply from Twitter. > Thanks a lot in advance! > -- Abraham Williams | Developer for hire | http://abrah.am @abraham | http://projects.abrah.am | http://blog.abrah.am This email is: [ ] shareable [x] ask first [ ] private.