Thanks, one of my colleagues, who is more ajax-savvy than me, suggested similar just a few minutes ago.
I appreciate your advice. We will do this, but I probably not top priority. I still wonder what twitter does, since someone I know who does have many followers could not explain what twitter does with his DM followers dropdown.... Thanks again, Mark On Aug 4, 11:40 am, Marcelo Calbucci <marc...@calbucci.com> wrote: > Mark, you should implement similarly to what Google Auto-suggest does... As > users start typing they send AJAX calls back to the servers that return the > top 10 matches. As long as your server responds quickly, users are not going > to notice because the total latency might be 100 or 200ms, which would > enough to keep users happy. > > -Marcelo > > On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 6:32 AM, Mark Krieger <markskrie...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I am working on a twitter application, I want followers to be kept in > > a dropdown in my application like twitter does when I send a DM from > > twitter. However, since I have less than 50 followers now (alas), I do > > not know the twitter behavior when someone has (let's say) 5000 or > > 10000 or even 100000 followers. Surely you do not put a gigantic list > > into that dropdown. But since I cannot test that situation, can > > someone tell me what twitter itself does? I'd like to more or less do > > the same as twitter in this case. > > > thanks, > > > Mark > > -- > -Marcelo > > Twitter: @calbucci <http://twitter.com/calbucci> | blog.calbucci.com | Seattle > 2.0 <http://www.seattle20.com/>