I am using tweepy to collect streaming tweets by keywords, and store them into my database.
Then I found that I keep missing a lot of tweets. Say, a tweet was retweeted 10,000 times, so the retweet_count of the latest one will be 10,000. But in my database, I get around 8,000 records of this specific tweet.
And I try to use my friend’s twitter account and my own account to do the test, I retweeted my friend’s post, it seems like sometimes the data really can’t be caught by tweepy. And looks like it happened randomly?
If it is true that i can’t get full data from standard Streaming API, is there a way to do so? My purpose is to get all the retweeters of some specific tweets, but statuses/retweeters/ids can’t return more than 100 retweeter ids, anyone could let me know how to get the whole list of retweeters? Thanks so much.