Grab the data via the Streaming API. Use the track parameter to
collect mentions. Then, graph however you see fit. Don't use search --
it's not appropriate for automated repeated queries for data

-John Kalucki
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 3:26 PM, Nadya <> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I'm curious how you can get the number of tweets over time. For
> example, let's say I want to create a graph that charts how many times
> @ladygaga has been mentioned in the past 15 minutes, as opposed to
> @beyonce. And I'd want that graph to update every 15 minutes.
> Basically, I want to know how to create something like this:
> I combed through the API Documentation, and I couldn't find the way to
> do it. But there's *got* to be a way. I also looked at all the
> different ways to do an Advanced Search (
> advanced) and couldn't find a way to do that. I can definitely search
> for the number of times someone's been mentioned in the past X amount
> of time, but the number of results gets truncated. Ideally I'd just
> want to do something that gives me the following statistics:
> "@ladygaga mentioned 295 times in the past 15 minutes."
> Does anyone know how to go about doing something like this?
> Thank you so much!
> N

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