Getting Tweets Between Two Dates


#1

Hi!

I’ve done a Twitter Search and managed to get old tweets between specific dates. Looks like this: https://twitter.com/search?q=from%3AAntonpalmqvist%20since%3A2013-09-01%20until%3A2013-12-01&src=typd

When I try to copy this to the Twitter API Explorer I don’t get anything. Why does it only work with the regular search but not the API?
I’m trying with: https://api.twitter.com/1.1/search/tweets.json?q=from:Antonpalmqvist&since=2013-09-01&until=2013-12-01

Best regards,
Anton


#2

Correct. As the Search API docs state, the API only delivers Tweets from around a week ago.


#3

Hi, i have the same problem, i’m trying to download with R-language tweets from 2013, but the API returns nothing… Is it posible can access them for research purpose?


#4

I’m afraid that the only way to do that would be to use a service like Gnip, which is commercial. Sorry to disappoint, but the Search API has only ever offered a limited historical window of a week or so.


#5

thank you andy, apart of Gnip, there is another way or software?


#6

I’m not aware of anything, but others may be able to suggest an alternative.


#8

Do you know where can i to found a reference of these rule? or tell me since what date was changed the limits of search API?


#9

The limits of the search API have been the same all along. We haven’t changed anything.