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Subject: Re: Order of listAll and listExplained.
From: Ingo Muschenetz <ingo.muschen...@gmail.com>
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There is in the beta API. you can experiment with the "count"
Let us know how that goes.
On Oct 14, 4:49=A0pm, Steve Cerruti <scerr...@otabi.com> wrote:
> Is there currently a parameter to limit the number of trends returned?
> Is that something you would consider?
> On Sep 21, 6:39=A0am, Ingo Muschenetz <ingo.muschen...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > That is correct. The order listed on the homepage is to encourage the
> > unexplained trends to the top of the list so that they may be
> > explained. The RSS feeds are similar, but as you say, if you take the
> > top 10 items of the feed, that will match what Twitter has trending
> > (if not the exact order).
> > We are looking at fixing the order of the feeds to match Twitter
> > exactly.
> > Best,
> > Ingo
> > On Sep 20, 2:08=A0pm, Crashthatch <fletcher....@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Thanks for the fast response. I saw your response and looked further-
> > > it seems that the trends/listAll is in order of "most recently a
> > > trending topic on twitter" (as on the whatthetrends.com homepage), an=
> > > trends/listExplained is in order of "most recently had its explanatio=
> > > edited".
> > > So it seems there's no guarantee that the most popular topics will be
> > > at the top of the list, although in practice this is roughly what
> > > happens, and the current top-10 will always be the same as those
> > > listed on twitter.com.
> > > Tom.
> > > On Sep 19, 2:58=A0pm, Thomas Mango <tsma...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > You'll have to query the Twitter trends API method directly to find=
> > > > the top ten current trends. You can then take each trend and plug i=
> > > > into the whatthetrend API for an explanation.
> > > > As far as I know, whatthetrend doesn't have any support for the act=
> > > > order of trends on Twitter.
> > > > --
> > > > Thomas Mango
> > > > tsma...@gmail.com
> > > > On Sep 19, 2009, at 9:54 AM, Crashthatch <fletcher....@gmail.com> w=
> > > > > On the API documentation for both trends/listAll and trends/
> > > > > listExplained it states that "most recently explained trends are
> > > > > returned first." However when I view these feeds (in any format) =
> > > > > are in different orders.
> > > > > When I visit twitter.com to see the actual top 10 trends I get
> > > > > another, 3rd order.
> > > > > What I'm trying to do is to display the current top trends, along=
> > > > > their explanations. However it seems like if I were to simply dis=
> > > > > the first 10 results from trends/listAll or trends/listExplained,=
> > > > > they won't actually be the top 10 current trends- they will be th=
> > > > > ones whose explanations have most recently been updated on
> > > > > whatthetrend.com.
> > > > > Is this correct / can anyone explain why the 2 API calls are orde=
> > > > > differently / where I've misunderstood?
> > > > > Thanks,