"You really shouldn't be planning for the case where every single Twitter
user uses your application"

Haha, I agree.  Its just that I took a few thousand users randomly, and was
playing
with their publicly available stats, tweets etc and quickly hit the rate
limit.  Hence
this question.

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Tom van der Woerdt <i...@tvdw.eu> wrote:

> You really shouldn't be planning for the case where every single Twitter
> user uses your application ;-) When you get to 100 users, you request
> whitelisting. When you get to 20000 users, your server will have a
> problem handling all the information and you'll need to get a second
> server anyway.
>
> Tom
>
>
> On 9/20/10 5:17 PM, Vijay wrote:
> > 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
> > <mailto: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.
> >     >
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