On going through the documentation in more detail i found this: -> The the track parameter (keywords), and the location parameter (geo) on the statuses/filter method are rate-limited predicates.
-> After the * limitation period* expires, all matching statuses will once again be delivered, along with a limit message that enumerates the total number of statuses that have been eliminated from the stream since the start of the connection. What exactly is the limitation period and what is one supposed to do after the limitation period expires? Destroy the current connection and create a new one? Paresh. On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 6:22 PM, Tom van der Woerdt <i...@tvdw.eu> wrote: > On 2/19/11 1:49 PM, Paresh Nakhe wrote: > >> Hi, >> From what i understand, there is no concept of rate limiting for >> streaming api. Actually it does make sense because if anyone is to use >> 'statuses/sample' method (say) the limit will soon be crossed. We are >> working on something that will heavily use the streaming api, so if rate >> limiting is imposed in future it could create some problems. Are there >> any chances of such a restriction being imposed? >> > There's no limit on the amount of tweets you can receive, but there's a > limit on the amount of searches you can do, and the amount of connections > you can have open. > > > Secondly, this api requires authentication unlike search api. >> Authentication for user streams is fine but I don't understand it's need >> for streaming api. >> > There's probably no real technical reason for why this is required, but for > properly being able to keep statistics etc, it's needed. That, and the fact > that there are several different "levels" of access to the API. > > >> Thanks, >> Paresh >> >> -- >> 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 > -- *What I have is not a dream, because I will make it a reality.* -- 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