Use the track feature in the streaming api. It's designed just for
this sort of application. I think you'll have to track on "act", then
post-process to filter further. You'll get all the retweets where the
original text contains act.
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On Sep 20, 10:37 am, Jim Gilliam <j...@gilliam.com> wrote:
> Right now, retweets show up in the search API, but with the new retweet
> system, it appears all retweets will be yanked from the search API, and
> there will be no way to get all retweets that match a particular keyword.
> This is a problem for myhttp://act.lyapplication. It's Twitter
> petitions, and one core piece of functionality is that people can sign the
> petition simply by retweeting. There's no need to go to the act.ly site, so
> it works easily from mobile, etc. To get these tweets, I hit the search
> API every minute or so and pull back anything that matches "act.ly" and then
> add them to the appropriate petition.
> I need some API method to find out all the retweets that match "act.ly"
> Pretty please! Don't make me start a petition. :)
> Jim Gilliamhttp://twitter.com/jgilliam