Have you considered the trends api? Popular hashtags for many locations are included in the trends. You can then use the search api to find examples of those trends.
http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/trends http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/search Jonathan On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 5:12 PM, b3zra1y <agregwil...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks for the response. > I'll check out your code. > > I should have clarified a bit more. > I'm looking for the most popular hashtags within the Twitter DB. > I would then like to be able to obtain a reference to the tweets that > use these popular hashtags. > Ideally, I would be able to obtain the text of each of those tweets, > but I'm suspecting that this would far outweigh the Twitter API limit > will. > > On Nov 14, 4:21 pm, Adam Green <140...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Are you looking for the most popular hashtags out of all tweets or > > within a set of tweets about a specific subject? If it is the later, > > what I do is use the streaming API to collect all tweets for certain > > keywords, parse out the hashtags within them, and store them in a > > MySQL database. Then I can use straight-forward SQL commands to find > > the most frequent tags over any period of time. As you'd expect, it is > > a steep power curve with a very long tail. The top 100 to 200 hashtags > > in any subset get about 80% of the use. > > > > I have a set of simple source code in PHP that creates this type of > > database. You can use this as a starting point.http://bit.ly/a1CsZE > > > > On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 8:37 AM, b3zra1y <agregwil...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Hi all - > > > I'm looking for an API method that will return a list of popular > > > hashtags. > > > > > I'm new to the API, but at first glance I don't see such a method. > > > Can you point the way ? > > > THANKS > > > > -- > > Adam Green > > Twitter API Consultant and Trainerhttp://140dev.com > > @140dev > > -- > 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