We're a bit behind on processing whitelisting requests, as we had a
hiatus of approving requests during the World Cup. Whitelisting is a
privilege granted on a case-by-case basis (criteria and acceptance
rates change over time), but we don't generally provide whitelisting
for research or academic purposes.
In most cases, researchers (and developers) wanting expanded access to
the Search API would be better served by implementing the Streaming
API instead. Rate limits are in place to ensure best performance for
the highest number of users. While higher limits would benefit the
speed at which many research projects may be completed, the vast
majority will have to make do with the current rate limits.
Rate limiting, whitelisting and their role within the Twitter
ecosystem are reviewed frequently.
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 7:34 PM, hkimscil <hkims...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, this is a followup message to the previous post at
> I am not still getting a confirmation for whitelist; and beginning to
> think that I may not be approved :( . And I am worried about not
> clarifying enough about my research work to the twitter.
> What I am trying to do is not builidn applications or services;
> Rather, want to gather some data (tweets and retweets messages with
> specific topics) in order to see how messages are diffused and how
> they are possibly categorised or classified (if any, SEARCH API); and
> how they are compared to agenda set by traditional mass media such as
> newspapers and television. I am also interested in what kinds of
> social relations exists in the message diffusion processes (REST
> I have setup about 20 computers in order to collect necessary data --
> so that I don't have to use APIs for a long period of time. I have
> setup the brief explanation about my research at
> I would appreciate if anyone shed a light on what I went wrong (if I
> did while requesting) and give some advice on how to persuade the
> twitter for putting me on the whitelist.