twitter download limits--how does nodexl limit

Sep 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Can you explain how nodeXL executes the record limits that we set when importing twiiter data? For example, if I import those that are followed by @bob who follows 1,000 twitter users, but I set the limit to 150 people, how does nodeXL choose the 150? Thank you :)

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Sep 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

This is determined by the order they are delivered to NodeXL via Twitter.  Twitter returns lists of followers in the order that they followed a user.  So, NodeXL should get the "first" 150 followers (who are following at the time of the query).

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Marc

Sep 17, 2012 at 4:12 PM
Thank you!

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 12:07 PM, marcsmith <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

From: marcsmith

This is determined by the order they are delivered to NodeXL via Twitter. Twitter returns lists of followers in the order that they followed a user. So, NodeXL should get the "first" 150 followers (who are following at the time of the query).

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Marc

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Sep 20, 2012 at 12:15 PM
marcsmith wrote:

This is determined by the order they are delivered to NodeXL via Twitter.  Twitter returns lists of followers in the order that they followed a user.  So, NodeXL should get the "first" 150 followers (who are following at the time of the query).

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Marc


Hi Marc,

What about a Twitter Search Network? How does NodeXL receive a search network list from Twitter?

 

Thanks for all you do for this project!

Sep 20, 2012 at 4:10 PM

For the Twitter Search Network, NodeXL asks Twitter for the most recent 1,500 tweets that contain the search term.  For each unique tweeter in that set, NodeXL creates a vertex.  It then creates edges between the vertices based on your selections for "add an edge for each..."

-- Tony

Sep 20, 2012 at 5:20 PM
tcap479 wrote:

For the Twitter Search Network, NodeXL asks Twitter for the most recent 1,500 tweets that contain the search term.  For each unique tweeter in that set, NodeXL creates a vertex.  It then creates edges between the vertices based on your selections for "add an edge for each..."

-- Tony


Thanks Tony.

What about when limiting the twitter search? Does it just provide the 100, 200, 300, etc. most recent tweets?

Sep 20, 2012 at 5:41 PM

If you specify "limit to 100 people," for example, then NodeXL will ask Twitter for the most recent tweets that contain the search term.  It will stop asking for more tweets when either 1) tweets from 100 unique tweeters are received; or 2) 1,500 tweets are received, whichever comes first.  The 1,500 limit is the maximum number of tweets that Twitter will provide, no matter what.

-- Tony