Ok, maybe it's trivial in terms of the size of data sent from the
server. But it seems taking a long time to receive all of those lists,
and be ready to get status updates.
If allowed, I'd like my programs to receive status updates as soon as
they get connected.

-- @N



On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:20 AM, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
> This amount of data is trivial compared to the total amount of data sent
> over Site Streams. The friends list per user is roughly the size of a tweet
> or two. We have to weigh the cost of maintaining the feature vs. the
> bandwidth and CPU savings. Unless the savings is significant, generally the
> optimal solution is to let the client discard unneeded data.
> -John
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 5:16 PM, N <n...@h7a.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi there,
>>
>> I've been playing with Site Stream for a bit, and I have a request.
>>
>> When a client connects to the server, it returns a series of the
>> friend list for each users. Can you make this optional? Receiving a
>> lot of friends data for thousands of users is a quite bit of trafic
>> and wasteful unless it's really needed. I'd be very happy if I
>> wouldn't have to receive it when I don't need.
>>
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