Hi Gustavo Favorious ( <a href="http://favorious.com">http://favorious.com</a> ), which is a website I have recently launched, can do exactly what you want.
Cheers Georgios On May 23, 11:17 pm, gus <gus...@gmail.com> wrote: > result_type=popular won't do it for my project. This criterion is very > restrictive. Even if one searches for a widely used hashtag such as > #cerati, no results or very few results will show up as popular. In > fact, if you search for "twitter" you get only a couple of "popular" > tweets! > > Furthermore, the problem with result_type=popular is that you cannot > measure exactly how popular any of the results are. You can't order > them by popularity either. How many times have they been RT? How many > times have they been favorited? It's a black box. > > What I would like to do is to query the API in such a way that I can > get, for instance, "all tweets that have been favorited at least 5 > times for a given hashtag". > > What I am doing right now is: > - search for all tweets that include the hashtag > - count how many times each of them have been favorited by the > (~1,500) followers of my account. (For this I use the "favorite" API > method). > > What I would like to achieve is: > - find out how many times each of those tweets has been favorited by > any users (not just my followers). But it seems this can't be done. > - query the API in a simpler way (right now I have to constantly check > the tweets that have been favorited by each of my 1,500 followers just > to see if they happen to have favorited any of the tweets that contain > the hashtag in question). > > Thanks, > > Gustavo > > On May 23, 10:22 am, bum <meest...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > Has anyone gotten result_type=popular to work in the search api? I > > must be doing something silly since for the life of me I can't get it > > to return any results. > > > On May 22, 11:52 pm, gus <gus...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Thanks, I'll try that. > > > > On May 22, 12:35 pm, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > Try using the popular feature of the search > > > > method:http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/search > > > > > Abraham > > > > > On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 15:28, gus <gus...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > Hello, > > > > > > I want to develop a web-based application that will search for the > > > > > most favorited tweets for a given hashtag. For example, a user may > > > > > type "cerati" in a textbox and the application will return the tweets > > > > > that contain the hashtag #cerati and have been favorited more than x > > > > > (3, 4, 5) times. > > > > > > My questions are: > > > > > - Is this possible? > > > > > - If so, what method should I use? > > > > > > It appears to me that if I use the search API I don't get a > > > > > favourite_count among the results. And I can't specify something like > > > > > "minimum amount of times tweet was favorited" as a parameter. > > > > > > Or maybe I can use the search API to get the tweets that contain the > > > > > hashtag and then iterate thorugh the list to obtain the number of > > > > > times each tweet was favorited? > > > > > > Another alternative: instead of doing this with the public timeline > > > > > (ideal solution) do it for all tweets by the users a person is > > > > > following. Can this be done? > > > > > > Thanks for your help. > > > > > > Gustavo > > > > > -- > > > > Abraham Williams | Developer for hire |http://abrah.am > > > > @abraham |http://projects.abrah.am|http://blog.abrah.am > > > > This email is: [ ] shareable [x] ask first [ ] private.