I’m still trying to find an appropriate way to grab an entire list of all followers and friends.
Currently, using my own twitter handle as an example, it takes 20 requests to grab an entire list of followers (cursoring). Twitter’s recommendation is to do one request per minute so you don’t hit the rate limit. I want to grab a list of followers and cache them so that I can auto complete usernames. Twitters recommendation is to take up to 20 minutes to populate a list of followers?
Is there something I am missing? Is there an easier way to do this? For things like that, I wish that, if they are going to rate limit it, at least provide more than 20 results per cursored page.