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

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,


On Aug 4, 11:40 am, Marcelo Calbucci <> 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 <> 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
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