I am not sure about 20k, but 150 is miniscule. If I am collecting stats on a bunch of users every hour for example, I can only collect on 150 users, which is tiny, compared to 140 million users Twitter has.
How do the big companies manage? For example, twittercounter claims to have stats on 10 million users...that is a LOT of data. On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Tom van der Woerdt <i...@tvdw.eu> wrote: > 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 > -- 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