Hi Mark, In the Twitter direct message composition screen we display an alphabetised list of up to 100 of the most recent users you sent direct messages to.
Hope that helps, Matt On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 12:38 PM, Mark Krieger <markskrie...@gmail.com>wrote: > 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/> > -- Matt Harris Developer Advocate, Twitter http://twitter.com/themattharris