usersShow and userLookup


#1

Hi,

For several weeks now the data on follower_count and friends_count that I get is different whether I request it through users/Show or users/Lookup.

users/Show is giving me the same data that Twitter Web is showing. Based on the API limits I can’t replace users/Lookup with users/Show in my app. So…

  1. Does this happen to any of you?
  2. Why does this happens?, Can i trust users/Lookup data at all?
  3. Is there any way around I can get the user’s data of a list of users ID without going above the API’s limits?

Thanks


#2

There are different implementations below the covers on these two methods right now, and essentially backed by different kinds of caches. Their results will become more aligned within a few weeks. Most numbers in the Twitter API are “eventually consistent” anyway – lots of servers to connect to, lots of chances for varying values.