both of those are samples -- the streaming API is a sample and the search
API does not return all tweets (not all tweets are indexed by search).
these are the best two options for getting a sample of all the retweets,
On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:11 AM, TimeSnag <wmulli...@me.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the advice. I switched over to streaming and am getting
> about 25-30 tweets/sec that contain 'rt'.
> Based on main website search, I estimate there are about 45-50 tweets/
> sec that contain 'rt'.
> So, I am only getting about 50% of the actual tweets. If I applied
> for the retweet streaming api, would that give me a higher percentage
> of the retweets? Or is there another way to increase that percentage?
> Thanks for your help.
Twitter Platform Team