have you decoupled the processing code from tweepy's StreamListener, for 
example using a Queue.Queue oder some message queue server?


On Jul 8, 2010, at 17:31 , Larry Zhang wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I have a program calling the statuses/sample method of a garden hose
> of the Streaming API, and I am experiencing the following problem: the
> timestamps of the tweets that I downloaded constantly drift behind
> real-time, the time drift keeps increasing until it reaches around 25
> minutes, and then I get a timeout from the request, sleep for 5
> seconds and reset the connection. The time drift is also reset to 0
> when the connection is reset.
> One solution for this I have now is to proactively reset the
> connection more frequently, e.g., if I reconnect every 1 minute, the
> time drift I get will be at most 1 minute. But I am not sure whether
> this is allow by the API.
> So could anyone tell me if you have the same problem as mine or I am
> using the API in the wrong way. And is it OK to reset connection every
> minute?
> I am using Tweepy ( as the
> library for accessing the Streaming API.
> Thanks a lot!
> -Larry

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