20k per IP is a lot. It means that a server should make more than 5 requests per second to hit the limit, which is a lot.
About your options: no idea. Just make sure to use the proper functions and try not to hit the limits? :-) 150 is a lot as well, most Desktop clients don't hit it (didn't, until Lists came ^^). Tom On 9/20/10 4:56 PM, Vijay wrote: > Hi, > > Newbie question, so please bear with me. > > I am experimenting with twitter API, but quickly found myself hitting > the rate limit > (150 without authentication, correct?) > > How do the big sites get over the rate limit (tweetstats, twittercounter > etc)? > Twitter's documentation says they can white list IPs, but would still > allow only > 20k requests per hour. Also, they would only white list apps that are > already in > production. So if I just want to experiment / learn, this wouldn't work. > > What are my options? There is no way I can have multiple IPs. > > Vijay. > > -- > 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 -- 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