Basically: sample will send you 1% of all tweets that are sent. ;-)

However: I believe that you will want to use filter.json. Taylor forgot
to mention that filter.json is also free to use.

Sample URL which uses filter :
http://stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/filter.json?track=Twitter

Tom


On 10/7/10 9:10 PM, D. Smith wrote:
> Sorry for asking all these questions, but what is the sample endpoint?
> Does it contain real tweets or just some sample tweets for testing
> purposes only?
> 
> 
> On Oct 7, 1:33 pm, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi D,
>>
>> There are a few different levels of the streaming API. You can use the
>> sample endpoint without any kind of approval from Twitter, using a Twitter
>> account under your control for login.
>>
>> Access beyond the sample end point requires approval -- the process for
>> approval begins athttp://twitter.com/help/request_streaming
>>
>> When getting familiar with the streaming API it's best to take a crawl ->
>> walk -> run approach. "Crawling" is using the sample stream, "walking" is
>> moving up to garden hose, and "running" is going beyond.
>>
>> Taylor
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 10:26 AM, D. Smith <emai...@sharedlog.com> wrote:
>>> Can I use any Twitter account username/password or does the account
>>> have to be registered with Twitter API?
>>
>>> On Oct 7, 1:18 pm, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
>>>> stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/filter.json
>>>> track=keyword1,keyword2
>>
>>>> etc.
>>
>>>> -John
>>
>>>> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 10:13 AM, D. Smith <emai...@sharedlog.com> wrote:
>>>>> I'm confused now. Which API should I use Streaming or Search?
>>>>> What I want is to monitor Twitter and every time someone uses certain
>>>>> words (maybe a total of about 20 words that I want to monitor
>>>>> continuously), I want to show the tweet on the screen (or record it
>>>>> into database)
>>
>>>>> Should I use search api or streaming api?
>>
>>>>> On Oct 7, 12:55 pm, Matthew Terenzio <mteren...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Yes, for the streaming api,
>>
>>>>>> http://dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api
>>
>>>>>> but it sounds like you may want the search api which doesn't require
>>>>>> authentication:
>>
>>>>>> http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/search
>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 12:49 PM, D. Smith <emai...@sharedlog.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello! I want to start using streaming API to monitor all tweets
>>> with
>>>>>>> certain keywords in them. Do I need to provide any authentication in
>>>>>>> order to connect?
>>
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