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On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 3:17 PM, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote: > If you don't receive a limit message, you know that you've received all > possible tweets for the predicate. If you do receive a limit message, you > know the precise proportion of tweets received and dropped. > > -John Kalucki > http://twitter.com/jkalucki > Twitter Inc. > > > > On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 2:36 PM, AA <alejandro.ale...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hi everybody! >> Thank you Edward. >> >> I copy paste part of your answer: >> >> ["If your filter criteria are sufficiently narrow, you get *all* of >> the public tweets with those keywords sent by users who aren't being >> blocked by Twitter's quality filter." At least that's what the >> documentation has said in the past.] >> >> -Can anyone confirm this? >> -I think, taking Edward's approach, I've still the same problem : even >> taking a "very narrow" criteria I can never know what's the total, so >> I can'´t know if all the tweets got by streaming are useful or not. >> I think I have to remark that I don't need to know an exact total of >> tweets in a given moment. What I'd like to know is an approximate >> percentage over some approximate total of tweets estimation. I dare to >> think it's part of the "service providing specification". >> >> I do understand that it can be difficult to exactly define "total of >> tweets" when streaming and having tweets going into Twitter >> permanently but not constantly, but some estimated info would be >> great. >> >> Thank you all in advance. >> Alejandro. >> >> >> On Oct 11, 5:57 pm, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zn...@borasky- >> research.net> wrote: >> > Quoting AA <alejandro.ale...@gmail.com>: >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > > Hi everybody! >> > > I'm designing an app to do some mining over a corpus of tweets. >> > > I think I'll use streaming api, statuses/filter filtering by keywords. >> > >> > > I'd like to know, before starting development, what is the percentage >> > > of tweets delivered by this stream over the total tweets ('meaning >> > > total tweets' the total of tweets that have the tracking keywords) . >> > > This is information is crucial because of statistical confidence: a >> > > very little sample may not be significant. >> > >> > > Addittionally, Ive been googling and reading a lot for 3 days and I >> > > can't figure out how i can use different 'level accesses'. >> > > I've readhttp:// >> dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api_methods#statuses-filter >> > > but how can I use this different levels levels of access? >> > >> > > Thanks in advance! >> > > Regards >> > > Alejandro. >> > >> > I actually think the answer to *yout* question is, "If your filter >> > criteria are sufficiently narrow, you get *all* of the public tweets >> > with those keywords sent by users who aren't being blocked by >> > Twitter's quality filter." At least that's what the documentation has >> > said in the past. >> > >> > But *my* question is, "How does one determine the total number of >> > tweets, for some definition of total? >> > >> > a. All tweets created, including those that aren't public? >> > b. All public tweets created, including those from "low quality users" >> > that don't get indexed by search or sent to the "filter" stream? >> > c. All tweets sent to the inlet of the filter stream and the various >> > elevated access level stream? >> > >> > Remind me again - when does "Snowflake" go live? I haven't looked at >> > Streaming data for a couple months. >> > >> > -- >> > M. Edward (Ed) Boraskyhttp://borasky-research.nethttp:// >> twitter.com/znmeb >> > >> > "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul >> Erdos >> >> -- >> 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 >> > > -- 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