Filtering #HashTag Fragments



Hi there,

According to the Streaming API documentation, the “track” parameter in the “POST statuses / Filter” has a limitation I’m not entirely sure how to deal with. I really shouldn’t need the firehose for this.

I’d like to build a tool that tracks certain custom hashtags. Specifically, any hash tag containing the word “Jam”. Examples: #GameJam, #UnityJam #BaconJam. The documentation says however that if I use “Jam” as my query term, I’ll get every permutation except custom hashtags (I get #Jam, but none of the ones I mentioned).

Is there anything I can do be inclusive of any words (or hashtags specifically) containing a term?