I figured out what's happening. When "RT @thekabira" gets added to the
front of the tweet, it makes the tweet text longer than 140 characters, so
it then cuts off the rest of the tweet, which is what had "act" in it, so it
never shows up through the streaming api tracking for anything with "act" in
So this tweet: "What’s the deal with the Climate Bill? RT new
#climategraphic <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23climategraphic>, win a
prize! http://bit.ly/12H1X7 via @PhaedraEL <http://twitter.com/PhaedraEL>
turns into this, when it's retweeted:
"RT @thekabira: What’s the deal with the Climate Bill? RT new
#climategraphic, win a prize! http://bit.ly/12H1X7 via @PhaedraEL http://ac..."
On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Jim Gilliam <j...@gilliam.com> wrote:
> My understanding is that the only way to get all the new retweets is
> through the streaming API because they don't show up in search. So I'm
> using the track method, but I'm not seeing retweets come through.
> Specifically, this: http://twitter.com/thekabira/status/5865706501 was
> retweeted twice, but I didn't see it come through. Old style retweets
> continue to come through normally.
> Jim Gilliam