How can I get the most popular tweets (in a topic)?


Hi there,
I curious if it’s possible to retrieve the most popular tweets for a given topic using the API (according to retweets or favourites)? I’m trying to figure out if it’s possible to find out what the most popular tweets are if not for a certain time period then at the current moment, the closest I’ve come to solving this problem is getting the trending topics using the GET trends/place method, but I’m not sure what I can do from there. Any advice appreciated, thanks!


I don’t think it’s possible to get “popular Tweets”, at least not the same that Twitter Webinterface considers popular. You can, of course, grad trending topics and load Tweets which contain them.