Almost Real Time

10 thoughts on “Almost Real Time”

  1. Looks promising — I've been casting about for a good mechanism for “redball”-type notifications for some time; have used Rasasa, zaptxt, others and these have all been unreliable in the extreme.

  2. Yeah, I've been pretty happy with notify.me for the most part. I also useTwitterSpy and the FriendFeed IM thingy for alerts, but notify seems to getinto my GChat a little quicker so far.

  3. It's all configuration.Which items are you talking about getting there sooner? Private messages or track messages? I can add the ability for you to adjust your polling frequency at the cost of blocking out other API consumers (the reason it's ~3 minutes now). If you mix it with another client, it'll just cause them all to stop working periodically, though.gnip may be able to help with some of this (they've really backed down on their offerings for this due to restrictions by twitter), but I'm pretty sure they can't help with messages from people with protected accounts, and certainly wouldn't help with DMs.

  4. Have you tried twitterspy? I launched it as an open source project at the beginning of July. It's certainly not nice as my other tracking network (in which twitter refuses to participate), but it's as good as we seem to be able to get from there. As of this comment, I'm currently tracking 2072 terms for 571 users. It does its job.My other network tracking tool delivers ~1-2s latency on any track terms across a few other networks (currently tracking 5,177 terms for 873 users). I tend to not use twitter very much anymore just because of the difficulty in engaging due to such high latency in track.

  5. Yep, I've been using (and loving) TwitterSpy since Gillmor etc startedpreaching its gospel. Good stuff and thank you so much for the developmenton that. It is frustrating to put it up against something like IdentiSpywhere you actually see little-to-no latency (normally), so it is a littledepressing.I'm tracking about 20 terms using TwitterSpy and it's much more of a crispand clean experience than Summize etc.Keep up the great work and thanks for stopping by!

  6. Looks promising — I've been casting about for a good mechanism for “redball”-type notifications for some time; have used Rasasa, zaptxt, others and these have all been unreliable in the extreme.

  7. It's all configuration.

    Which items are you talking about getting there sooner? Private messages or track messages? I can add the ability for you to adjust your polling frequency at the cost of blocking out other API consumers (the reason it's ~3 minutes now). If you mix it with another client, it'll just cause them all to stop working periodically, though.

    gnip may be able to help with some of this (they've really backed down on their offerings for this due to restrictions by twitter), but I'm pretty sure they can't help with messages from people with protected accounts, and certainly wouldn't help with DMs.

  8. Have you tried twitterspy? I launched it as an open source project at the beginning of July. It's certainly not nice as my other tracking network (in which twitter refuses to participate), but it's as good as we seem to be able to get from there. As of this comment, I'm currently tracking 2072 terms for 571 users. It does its job.My other network tracking tool delivers ~1-2s latency on any track terms across a few other networks (currently tracking 5,177 terms for 873 users). I tend to not use twitter very much anymore just because of the difficulty in engaging due to such high latency in track.

  9. Yep, I've been using (and loving) TwitterSpy since Gillmor etc started
    preaching its gospel. Good stuff and thank you so much for the development
    on that. It is frustrating to put it up against something like IdentiSpy
    where you actually see little-to-no latency (normally), so it is a little
    depressing.

    I'm tracking about 20 terms using TwitterSpy and it's much more of a crisp
    and clean experience than Summize etc.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for stopping by!

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