I'm sure I came off a little strong in the initial post; unfortunately for me google groups doesn't supply an edit button. I think there is still a grain of merit to the request to fix the issue, regardless of the API being free. I'm interest in knowing the trade-offs of Twitter essentially requiring third party apps to make subsequent calls to users/lookup for each unique user in a batch of results. The current problem I see, from Twitter's end, is that the subsequent call returns far more data than necessary. It's doubling the RTTs on both ends and creating an excessive amount of bandwidth for a trivial amount of data. I've got to imagine there's a number of cache misses going on due to the frequency of user updates and pulling the latest tweet, so it would seem rather costly.
On Dec 22, 4:33 pm, Robbie Coleman <rob...@robnrob.com> wrote: > I think twitter's response to this call to arms should be the HTTP Status > Code: 420 - Chill > > ;-} -- 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