On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 11:08 AM, mage26 <mag...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am currently integrating Twitter with a small social network. I am
> using PHP and the twitteroauth library.  The idea is that a user can
> sync their account to their Twitter. So when they post on their wall,
> it will send a tweet and it will post their tweets onto their wall.
> Currently, I am gathering user tweets via a PHP script run by cron
> that runs like this:
> 1. go through every user that has connected to their twitter account
> 2. pull the last 20 tweets for each user.
> 3. See if any of these tweets are new. If so, deposit into database.

You could easily replace this by using the streaming API. No rate limiting
no cron job, just works.

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