Is captureing 500 people's tweet possible?


#1

I need to capture all the tweets from specific tweeters.
Approximately 500 people.

According to the docs provided, It seems like I have to use stream APIs for each person.
Then the number of streams will be 500.

Would it be possible to have that many streams?
Is there a better way to do so?

Wondering JJ


#2

It is possible (and easy) to follow 500 Twitter users in a single stream.

Take a look at this example stream definition:

The bottom two lines will be of most interest to you. They are looking for Tweets where the listed Twitter users are @mentioned, or Tweets sent by the listed users.

Our target documentation for twitter.user.screen_name should explain everything.

There are also some great examples on this CSDL - Common Use Cases blog post.