Hi, Do you know if you share your connection with anybody else? We allow 150 unauthenticated requests to the API per hour, so anybody else who makes requests on that IP without authentication will use some of those requests up. This includes applications you might be running on your computer which are making unauthenticated requests.
The alternative is to make authenticated requests to ensure that unauthenticated limit doesn't affect you. You can do this using the single token method described on our developer resources site: http://dev.twitter.com/pages/oauth_single_token Hope that helps, Matt On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 6:00 PM, bretth <brett...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi, > > I hope someone can clarify a few things for me please > > I need to retrieve individual tweets via some sort of backend api/rss/ > xml -ish web service for a website that I'm building. I can do the > searching for hashtags/keywords etc fine; but I'm having trouble > getting the contents of individual tweets when I have the url/id for > the tweet. > > To elaborate; > > I have a URL like this: > > http://twitter.com/USERNAME/status/123456789 > > and I know I can then hit > > http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/show/123456789.xml > > to get that tweet and user detail in xml format. > > However I'm finding that after a few tries I start to get > authentication issues; it seems to be some kind of rate limiting, > because eventually I can get it again. > > Now while I certainly won't be overwhelming twitter with requests or > anything, I do need the ability to make more than a few requests per > hour. > > So what's the best way to achieve this? > > Do I have to authenticate with oAuth or something? Can you clarify > this? Because everything I've ready about oAuth suggests that it > requires some sort of user intervention as well to complete the > process. I don't want this. I have my twitter app (with ID and Secret) > and I want to be able to use that to authenticate and query Twitter as > much as possible. > > Is there an example of this that I can look at? > > Thanks!!! > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en > -- Matt Harris Developer Advocate, Twitter http://twitter.com/themattharris -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en