We have a bounding box set for the United States. Even though it's a
large box, we only receive about 50,000 tweets a day. However, I see
that we get rate limited at least once a week already. The box is
large, but the number of matching results is fairly low.  Knowing how
the rate limiting works more specifically would be important when
trying to gather data for other projects (more bounding boxes, other

On Mar 31, 3:50 pm, Jeremy Dunck <jdu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Augusto Santos <augu...@gemeos.org> wrote:
> > No it won't. Streaming has rate limit with around 1% of firehose, if your
> > search term os too much generic.
> > If your search term or bouding box get too many tweets, you will start
> > receive 'limit' status message as doc said.
> >http://dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api_concepts#parsing-responses
> Sure, I understand that, I just meant to say that 1% of all tweets is
> a lot (140M average per day now).
> If your terms are not very general, you have a lot of head room.

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