Are you receiving limit messages?

If not, than the issue isn't with your Streaming API role, but rather how
you are defining your search terms. You may need a broader predicate set to
catch more of them

If you are receiving limit messages, you can request a higher access level
at Please send a brief company description and your use

There is a retweet stream, but it only provides explicit retweets, not
informal RT style retweets. Also, the retweet stream is generally
unavailable until we announce our commercial license framework, which should
be soon.

-John Kalucki
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:11 AM, TimeSnag <> 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.

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