Streaming API Connection Limit

rate-limits
sitestreams

#1

Each account may create only one standing connection to the public endpoints, and connecting to a public stream more than once with the same account credentials will cause the oldest connection to be disconnected

I understand so many people have asked the same question, but some how there isn’t a lot of clarity on the connection limit.

  1. When you say each account may create only one standing connection,does it means that once a twitter user connects to my app (considering my account has only one app), with the combination of my apps Consumer Key (API Key) + Consumer Secret (API Secret) and users Access Token + Access Token Secret I can create one connection. Does this mean one connection.

In short I want to filter statuses on the basis of track. Since track can only be list of 400 keywords how do I track more keywords if I am only allowed one connection.

Is there a way of to track N number of keywords ?


#2

If you need to track significant volumes of data then the Gnip data products are the right way to go.