HI calyps,

Good questions. Yes, the search API only returns results from the last
6 or 7 days. To be exact, I believe it returns results since a certain
id, so the time window will continue to decrease as the number of
tweets per day grows.

To get your own tweets, you'll want to hit the "statuses/
user_timeline" endpoint of the REST API. See
This should allow you to grab your most recent 3200 tweets.

You are correct in thinking that you'll probably want to store those,
then going forward, you'll either want to periodically hit that
endpoint to grab newer tweets, or more efficiently, use the "statuses/
filter" endpoint of the streaming API and follow your own username to
suck down and store all your future tweets.

With regards to getting all retweets of your tweets, take a look at
"statuses/retweets_of_me" endpoint (for new style retweets).
http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/statuses/retweets_of_me. For old-style
retweets, you'll need to use the streaming api, grab mentions, and do
a little bit of work to figure out which ones are retweets.

Hope that helps,

On Sep 15, 2:26 pm, calyps <ali.st...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to somehow get my tweet history and including all the Re
> tweets. I am trying to use the search API but i believe the search API
> is restricted for only last certain days. Hence, i believe the only
> possibility is to store it somewhere but i have the following
> questions:
> 1) If the search API is restricted for last certain days, can i still
> collect how many retweets were made (using the new twitter.com
> method)?
> 2) can you recommend when i should try storing the tweets to ensure I
> dont store duplicate tweets or What is the limit of search API so i
> know every time i execute it, i will get new set of searches. This may
> be how the tweetmeme.com holds the count of tweet? right?
> Thanks,
> Ali

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