Hi Gustavo

Favorious ( <a href="http://favorious.com";>http://favorious.com</a> ),
which is a website I have recently launched, can do exactly what you
want.

Cheers
Georgios

On May 23, 11:17 pm, gus <gus...@gmail.com> wrote:
> result_type=popular won't do it for my project. This criterion is very
> restrictive. Even if one searches for a widely used hashtag such as
> #cerati, no results or very few results will show up as popular. In
> fact, if you search for "twitter" you get only a couple of "popular"
> tweets!
>
> Furthermore, the problem with result_type=popular is that you cannot
> measure exactly how popular any of the results are. You can't order
> them by popularity either. How many times have they been RT? How many
> times have they been favorited? It's a black box.
>
> What I would like to do is to query the API in such a way that I can
> get, for instance, "all tweets that have been favorited at least 5
> times for a given hashtag".
>
> What I am doing right now is:
> - search for all tweets that include the hashtag
> - count how many times each of them have been favorited by the
> (~1,500) followers of my account. (For this I use the "favorite" API
> method).
>
> What I would like to achieve is:
> - find out how many times each of those tweets has been favorited by
> any users (not just my followers). But it seems this can't be done.
> - query the API in a simpler way (right now I have to constantly check
> the tweets that have been favorited by each of my 1,500 followers just
> to see if they happen to have favorited any of the tweets that contain
> the hashtag in question).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Gustavo
>
> On May 23, 10:22 am, bum <meest...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Has anyone gotten result_type=popular to work in the search api?  I
> > must be doing something silly since for the life of me I can't get it
> > to return any results.
>
> > On May 22, 11:52 pm, gus <gus...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > Thanks, I'll try that.
>
> > > On May 22, 12:35 pm, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Try using the popular feature of the search 
> > > > method:http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/search
>
> > > > Abraham
>
> > > > On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 15:28, gus <gus...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > Hello,
>
> > > > > I want to develop a web-based application that will search for the
> > > > > most favorited tweets for a given hashtag. For example, a user may
> > > > > type "cerati" in a textbox and the application will return the tweets
> > > > > that contain the hashtag #cerati and have been favorited more than x
> > > > > (3, 4, 5) times.
>
> > > > > My questions are:
> > > > > - Is this possible?
> > > > > - If so, what method should I use?
>
> > > > > It appears to me that if I use the search API I don't get a
> > > > > favourite_count among the results. And I can't specify something like
> > > > > "minimum amount of times tweet was favorited" as a parameter.
>
> > > > > Or maybe I can use the search API to get the tweets that contain the
> > > > > hashtag and then iterate thorugh the list to obtain the number of
> > > > > times each tweet was favorited?
>
> > > > > Another alternative: instead of doing this with the public timeline
> > > > > (ideal solution) do it for all tweets by the users a person is
> > > > > following. Can this be done?
>
> > > > > Thanks for your help.
>
> > > > > Gustavo
>
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