I’m experiencing some issues that are probably expected by still I’m not happy with the results:
I’m doing a search with the hashtag #obama (lots of results), and I want to return all tweets of the last 7 days (Today is Nov 01)
The thing is that I only get results down to 2 days ago. Not 7.
I get (updating the since_id value, of course), 8 responses with 100 statuses each, and 1 last response with only 99 statuses (and no [‘search_metadata’][next_results’] value). The “oldest” tweet I can get this was has only 2 days old.
NOW, if I add the &until=2013-10-26 parameter, it will return statuses of those dates (older statuses) but again, it will also limit the amount of total statuses I can request.
I understand there is a limit, and it’s logical, but I was expecting to get, at least, ALL tweets of the last 3 or 4 days, without an amount limit.
How can I force the api to loosen these limit, without the need of using ‘since’ + ‘until’ parameters on different requests (I want to only paginate)
What can you tell me about the ‘since’ parameter (which is not documented but actually working)?
It’s important to note that I’m not reaching the rate limit of the app. It’s not that.