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 collection.
-John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Infrastructure, Twitter Inc. On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 3:26 PM, Nadya <nadya....@gmail.com> 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: > > http://www.mtv.com/netstorage/mtvncorpstor.download.akamai.com/8620/radian6/ttl1m/app/snapshot > > 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 (http://search.twitter.com/ > 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 >