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Quick Twitter API Tip: Don’t Make Requests on The Hour

March 12, 2011
Quick Twitter API Tip: Don’t Make Requests on The Hour

The title says it all, really. I’m currently running two almost-identical scripts that pull data from the Twitter API every half an hour. The first version of the script runs at :00 and :30 minutes past every hour, and the second version at :05 and :35 minutes past every hour. The on-the-hour/half-hour script fails...
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