I have an application that generates some analytics based on Twitter followers. I’m trying to get all the followers of a user. The problem is, this often results in making large number of API calls. I have a few questions:
- Is there a way of using a time-based cursor for getting only followers that were created after a certain point in time? Or are there any other ways to achieve the question in the title?
- How is the list of followers returned by the API ordered? (by id, time, etc?)
- Is there any “smarter” way of syncing the followers of a user? Right now I’m storing all the ids in a database, and after I fetch the ids of the followers, I compare the ids I’ve fetched with those stored in my database to see if there are any differences.