Taylor: Can we get clarification on the since_id issue? You have warned us that not using since_id will get us blacklisted, and at the same time since_id appears to still be broken according to others on this list. Please advise.
What I do is request 100 responses per page, and then manually check each tweet against the most recent tweet_id I've received for this query. I stop asking for more pages when I reach a tweet that I already have. Is this acceptable, or is since_id working now? On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 1:41 AM, janole <s...@mobileways.de> wrote: > Hi Taylor, > > I've filed a bug report about using since_id with search 6 months ago > after my client users complained about empty / no search results: > > http://bit.ly/since_id > > Is this bug fixed already? If not, how can we use since_id with the > Search API so that it is giving us some results and not just an empty > set? > > Also, I'm using a proxy for my users from China and have therefore > used the user auth'ed version of the Search api (http:// > api.twitter.com/1/search...) > > If I'm switching to search.twitter.com, will I run into API limits for > my proxy then? > > Thanks for any help > Ole @ mobileways.de / #Gravity Twitter Client for S60 Symbian > > -- > http://twitter.com/janole > > On 28 Mai, 00:12, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> > wrote: >> Hi Developers, >> >> A few quick points before I go into more detail: >> >> * For the Search API, you should *only* be >> usinghttp://search.twitter.comtoexecute search requests. >> *Not*http://api.twitter.com/1/searchor any other variation. >> >> * *Next week*, we plan to remove the erroneous, unsupported endpoint >> athttp://api.twitter.com/1/search >> >> * All REST requests to the API should use the fully qualified hostname and >> API version in URLs:http://api.twitter.com/1/*-- no other version is valid >> at this time. >> >> * All OAuth negotiation steps should be over SSL and also >> athttp://api.twitter.com-- but without a version. >> >> * Don't execute the same search query more often than every 20s and always >> use since_id on subsequent requests >> >> * Consider the streaming API if you're relying on search heavily to power >> your application >> >> *The Long-winded Approach* >> * >> * >> The only endpoint you should be using for search operations in the Twitter >> API today ishttp://search.twitter.com-- it doesn't require user >> authentication or OAuth -- simply identify yourself with a user-agent that >> is unique to your application. >> >> For those usinghttp://twitter.com/search,http://api.twitter.com/search, >> orhttp://api.twitter.com/1/search-- you've been doing it wrong :) >> >> Though we should have rejected traffic to that end point long ago to avoid >> confusion, it was never intended as a valid resource for search queries. >> >> Next week, we'll be properly closing off this end point to avoid further >> confusion. If you have code today that uses thehttp://api.twitter.comor >> http:/twitter.com domains to execute search requests, be sure and update >> your code for the proper end point. >> >> You can find the Search API documentation athttp://bit.ly/twitter-search-api >> >> Many users of the Search API are better served by using the Streaming API. >> If you use the search API to track the tweets of specific users, hashtags, >> or simple keyword queries, it is highly recommended that you use the >> Streaming API instead. >> >> You shouldn't issue the same request to the search API more frequently than >> once every 20 seconds -- if you issue the same query more frequently than >> that, you're in danger of getting blacklisted. In addition, if you find >> yourself repeating the same query frequently, be sure and make use of the >> since_id parameter on subsequent requests -- without it, you put undue >> stress on the search infrastructure and will also be in danger of >> blacklisting. >> >> While we're on the topic of using the proper endpoints, a general reminder >> about endpoints with the Twitter API: >> >> All REST resource requests, with the exception of Search, should be pointed >> athttp://api.twitter.com/1/*-- always use the api subdomain and specify >> the version number ("1"). No other version number will be accepted for the >> API at this time and your requests will fail if you provide a different >> string or integer. >> >> All OAuth negotiation steps should be over SSL >> athttps://api.twitter.com/oauth/*("https://api.twitter.com/oauth/request_token", >> "https://api.twitter.com/oauth/authorize", >> "https://api.twitter.com/oauth/access_token", >> "https://api.twitter.com/oauth/authenticate") >> >> Let us know if you have any concerns about the removal of the >> unofficial/unsupported search end point. We don't want to break people, but >> we also don't want you using unofficial API calls with substandard and >> unpredictable responses. >> >> Thanks! >> >> Taylor Singletary >> Developer Advocate, Twitterhttp://twitter.com/episod