Hi,

Thanks for the info.
We are going to limit the number of friends you can follow to 5
friends per user.
So we wil need max 60.000 * 5 = 300.000 streams.
We are gonna look into the access levels.

Thanks again everybody for the info.

Patrick

On Jul 21, 12:06 pm, Pascal Jürgens
<lists.pascal.juerg...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Patrick,
>
> given this explanation, you will need a lot of streams.
>
> 60k users with an average of 100 friends (low estimate)
> Let's guess that every user shares 50% of the friends with others
>
> This gives us: 60.000 * 100 *.5 = 3 million
>
> In order to track 3 million users with the follow stream, you need:
>
> the biggest role for this ("birddog") allows following 400.000 users
> (http://dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api_methods)
>
> SO:
>
> You will need at least eight highest-level tracking privileges.
>
> Pascal
>
> On 21.Jul2010, at 11:51, PBro wrote:
>
> > The situation is:
> > We have 60k users all with their own twitter account, so not a single
> > account with 60k followers.
> > Those 60k users all have people they follow and we want to give the
> > user a message when someone they are following posted a tweet.
> > Hope this clarify things a bit.
> > I will have a look into the streaming api.
>
> > Patrick

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