The trick is getting the 60k followers.

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
<zn...@borasky-research.net> wrote:
> Ah ... I thought he wanted 60K subscribers to each get an alert when one of
> the people *they* were following tweeted. I suppose 60K users of a User
> Streams application would put a worse strain on your infrastructure than one
> Firehose connection, though. ;-)
>
> I wasn't aware there was a "hard upper limit" on how many people a single
> account could follow. I see quite a few people with tens of thousands of
> followers that are following roughly the same number of people. So I assumed
> that if you had 50K or 100K followers, you'd be allowed to follow them all
> back if you chose to do so. Is that not correct?
>
> --
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
> http://borasky-research.net http://twitter.com/znmeb
>
> "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos
>
>
> Quoting John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com>:
>
>> We don't allow a single account to follow 60k users, so User Streams
>> isn't going to work.
>>
>> -John
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
>> <zn...@borasky-research.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> Is this a server application (Software as a Service) or do you want this
>>> to
>>> run on a desktop? If you deployed it as a desktop application, you could
>>> use
>>> the User Streams capability. The nice thing about User Streams is that
>>> you
>>> get more than just messages when someone you're following tweets - you
>>> get
>>> many other events, and you can track by keyword and location as well.
>>> --
>>> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
>>> http://borasky-research.net http://twitter.com/znmeb
>>>
>>> "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul
>>> Erdos
>>>
>>>
>>> Quoting PBro <brouwe...@gmail.com>:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> We are developing an application with which we want to give a message
>>>> to a user that one of his friends has posted a new tweet.
>>>> This application is expected to have 40-60 thousand users, so separate
>>>> api-call's isn't the best option.
>>>> What would you advise as best practice for retrieving new tweets of a
>>>> user's friends for this much users?
>>>>
>>>> Patrick
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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