you may find it useful to check out http://www.backtype.com/developers
BackType has a great api for querying twitter, and the query is based
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM, tom <tsma...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, just one example is searching twitter. If you want to search for
> tweets that mention a particular url, you need all of the short urls
> used for that destination url. Obviously there are more url shorteners
> than just bit.ly but bit.ly is the most used. Without having a way of
> getting all user hashes for a global hash, you would need to index
> every tweet with a bit.ly link, store it in your own database and run
> it through the bit.ly /expand api method so that you can have a
> references of all bit.ly links used for a single destination url.
> Doing something like that is a serious undertaking and extremely
> inefficient, whereas being able to request all of the user hashes for
> a global hash of a destination url *when it's needed* saves everyone a
> lot of work and a lot of api calls.
> There are certainly other examples where an api method like this is
> Thanks for listening and I hope we can see something like this in the
> On Dec 15, 5:46 pm, Jehiah Czebotar <jeh...@bit.ly> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM, tom <tsma...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Oct 21, 6:13 pm, Kortina <kort...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 6:48 PM, asp55 <aparn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > Is there any way in the api to, given the global hash ( ex: UHUGy ) to
>> >> > Thanks!
>> >> --
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