I am in the process of building an application that will automatically respond to @ mention tweets. It will be similar to @klmfares for example. @klmfares is specifically listed as a good example in the “Automation Best Practices” site, so I assume this is an ok kind of application.
However I am not receiving the majority of the test tweets mentioning my user when I’m connected to the streaming API. Like @klmfares, the application won’t make much sense if only a small sample of tweets are received and replied to. Here’s the url I’m using: https://stream.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/filter.json The POST has “track: userid” as its content.
Do I need Firehose access for this? It seems like there should be an easier and cheaper way to do this.