Limitation notice: download still continues?


#1

Hi all,
I am crawling tweets using the Streaming APIs (by using 100 keywords and 100 hashtags to filter the query).

However, I continuously receive messages like:
Got track limitation notice:1140
Got track limitation notice:1270
Got track limitation notice:1270
Got track limitation notice:1356
Got track limitation notice:1356
Got track limitation notice:1271

As far as I understood, this means that I am trying to download more than 1% of the firehose.
According to this, I have two questions:

  1. How is the 1% computed? I see that the trend of the notices is increasing more and more, but sometimes it has some fluctuation (e.g. as above, 1356 -> 1271)
  2. Does the download of new tweets continue also when I receive those notices? How? It stops for a while and then continues?

Thank you for your help,
Eleonora.