Use the spritzer to sample tweets, but you only need to sample
follower_count data per user over time.
On May 26, 9:33 am, Ryan Bell <ryan.j.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I appreciate the suggestion, but am looking to provide the
> functionality naively in our client as we may end up competing with
> their service.
> What I need is what gives them the ability to provide that data (if
> they do). We are all using the same Twitter API, but I can't figure
> out a way to do it.
> On May 21, 3:18 pm, Peter Denton <petermden...@gmail.com> wrote:> Ryan, you
> might want to check out twittercounter and their api. They have
> > some cool data around follower growth.
> > On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Ryan Bell <ryan.j.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > How do I get # of followers over time?
> > > I've seen several sites that list a graph that shows your follower
> > > count over time. ex) 4/1/10 you had 200 followes...5/1/2010 you had
> > > 247 followers....and so on.
> > > I would love to add this feature to my Twitter site, but can't find
> > > the data that I would need in order to do it. Does the API provide
> > > information on any of the following?
> > > 1. # of followers at a particular time?
> > > 2. Time in which a follower began following you?
> > > If the API doesn't provide this info, then how are other sites doing
> > > this? I doubt its from checking daily as the moment you sign up with
> > > a site that has this feature, they have your follower graph over time
> > > for at least 12 months of history.
> > > Thanks in advance!!!
> > > Ryan