> - Create a fake user that has follows the same accounts,

No, I'd like to construct home timeline of any random user.

How about this approach?

Find friend ids of the user
Listen to Streaming API's filter method following user's friends,
specify a negative count to receive historic stream (retweets
included)
Process & display the tweets

On Sep 4, 1:03 am, Bernd Stramm <bernd.str...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Sep 2010 12:12:19 -0700 (PDT)
>
> Karthik <fermis...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is it feasible to construct home timeline of any user without using
> > the API statuses/home_timeline, which requires user's authentication?
>
> > We could iterate through user's friends graph, gather each friend's
> > statuses and sort them by time. But it's an overkill for an user with
> > more following. Any other options?
>
> - Create a fake user that has follows the same accounts,
>
> Or,
>
> - Pay Twitter for the data, I'm sure they will be happy to accommodate
>   you ;)
>
>
>
> --
> Bernd Stramm
> bernd.str...@gmail.com

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