use proxy servers and get all in approx 1 minute depending on speed.

On Nov 27, 2010, at 2:28 PM, m36tb6ll wrote:

> 
> Correct me if I'm wrong, using ids/followers will only give me the IDs
> and you would need to to fetch the other information for each of the
> IDs one by one. Meaning, you would need to make 5001 api requests to
> fetch information for 5000 followers/friends (such as # of following,
> # of followers, # of tweets, and many more). Unlike to the method I
> have noted above, you would only need to do 50 api requests to fetch
> information on 5000 followers/friends.
> 
> If there is a way I'm missing with regards to the use of the IDs, I'm
> all ears.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 
> On Nov 27, 5:08 am, Edward Hotchkiss <edw...@edwardhotchkiss.com>
> wrote:
>> dude just use oauth, 5000 per call ids/followers is the method. look it up.
>> 
>> On Nov 26, 2010, at 3:04 AM,m36tb6llwrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> Hi. If it would help. I just created a web app using
>>> http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/followers.jsonand made a loop using
>>> a variable delay time 
>>> usinghttp://api.twitter.com/1/account/rate_limit_status.json
>>> so as to avoid going over the limits. It allowed me to fetch
>>> approximately 15000 (100 per call) in 1 hour using unauthenticated
>>> requests.
>> 
>>> ;)
>> 
>>> On Nov 24, 2:29 am, Edward Hotchkiss <edw...@edwardhotchkiss.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> just make sure to check for next_cursor_str to grab the next page if the 
>>>> user has more than 5000. note that next_cursor_str does not ever return 
>>>> null
>>>> On Nov 23, 2010, at 1:17 PM, Matt Harris wrote:
>> 
>>>>> You can get the list of all followers using the API request:
>>>>>    https://api.twitter.com/1/followers/ids.json?cursor=-1
>> 
>>>>> That request will return up to 5000 follower IDs in one request. You can 
>>>>> then look up details of those users using the /1/users/lookup method.
>> 
>>>>> More information on these methods is available here:
>>>>>    http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/followers/ids
>>>>> and
>>>>>    http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/users/lookup
>> 
>>>>> Best
>>>>> @themattharris
>>>>> Developer Advocate, Twitter
>>>>> http://twitter.com/themattharris
>> 
>>>>> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 5:11 AM, jaojao <wuwei.yuan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I have written a php to fetch followers of a given username of twitter
>>>>> by using twitter API.
>>>>> But the result is limited by the number of followers.
>>>>> For example, there are only 100 followers of BBCWorld listed in
>>>>> result, instead of 367,480.
>> 
>>>>> What is the solution to overcome this limitation?
>> 
>>>>> my code:
>>>>> <?php
>>>>> $username="BBCWorld"; //input user name of twitter
>>>>> $follower_url = "http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/followers/";.
>>>>> $username.".xml";
>> 
>>>>> $twFriends = curl_init();
>>>>> curl_setopt($twFriends, CURLOPT_URL, $follower_url);
>>>>> curl_setopt($twFriends, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
>>>>> $twiFriends = curl_exec($twFriends);
>>>>> $response = new SimpleXMLElement($twiFriends);
>> 
>>>>> foreach($response->user as $friends){
>>>>> $thumb = $friends->profile_image_url;
>>>>> $url = $friends->screen_name;
>>>>> $name = $friends->name;
>>>>> ?>
>>>>> <a title="<?php echo $name;?>" href="http://www.twitter.com/<?php echo
>>>>> $url;?>"><img class="photo-img" src="<?php echo $thumb?>" border="0"
>>>>> alt="" width="40" /></a>
>>>>> <?php
>>>>> }
>>>>> ?>
>> 
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>>>> Regards,
>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Edward Hotchkiss
>>>> edw...@edwardhotchkiss.comhttp://www.edwardhotchkiss.com/
>>>> --------------------
>> 
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>> Regards,
>> 
>> --------------------
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