So that means we can not infer how many tweets are being sent from tweet id.
I was wondering who is counting daily number of tweets. Of course Twitter is doing this itself, but the result goes public very late. On Apr 20, 8:24 pm, Tim Meadowcroft <meer...@gmail.com> wrote: > I think you can only really rely on IDs having different values. > > In general, at the moment with Twitter, you could assume they increase over > time, but (and I don't work for Twitter) typically ID allocation on large > multihost systems don't work by allocating strictly sequential IDs without > gaps - it's too hard to sequence and not really necessary. > > So, for example, one way is that you build a system that gives different > ID-assigning-hosts small blocks of IDs that they can use so they can > allocate a series of IDs knowing they're unique without having to take out > any kind of global lock (they only take the lock to ask for a new block > every now and then). Another approach might be to have clocks synchronised > to some known accuracy and have IDs calculated as "period-since-epoch * > some-suitable-multiplier + unique-offset-per-host + > incrementing-counter-for-this-host". > > I'm sure people can come up with other schemes as quick as we could type > them up, but in general you make your ID space many orders of magnitude > bigger than you strictly need, and in return you gain some flexibility in > the criteria needed for quick and cheap unique allocation in a distributed > system. But I wouldn't assume that every possible ID value is necessarily > allocated. -- 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