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From Ethan Jewett <>
Subject FYI - Twitter Streaming API
Date Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:33:29 GMT

I hadn't gotten the chance to look at this before, and it is
interesting. Twitter now has another take on a message-streaming API
over HTTP, using what looks like a non-HTTP-1.1-compliant form of
request pipelining (sending multiple responses over a single open
connection). See the documentation at

This is not what we are doing currently. I'd describe our current API
design as more of a delta-queue approach, while Twitter's design is
more of a true stream-over-HTTP.

Food for thought.


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