I am trying to use the Python module Tweepy to analyse tweets. Therefore these questions are framed within the Python language, just since I don’t know how else to frame them, but in reality they are of a more general type.
In Tweepy there is a method called “API.user_timeline”, which downloads tweets from a users timeline (documentation: https://tweepy.readthedocs.io/en/v3.6.0/api.html). This does not involve the Streaming API. My question is: does the rate limits still apply? In other words, is there a limit to how many tweets I can download from a users timelines using this method? Or are these limits only for the Streaming APIs?
I use user ID:s to specify which accounts to download tweets from. These ID:s come from a list of automated twitter accounts. Assume some of the accounts on that list were deleted before I got my hands on the list. Will their ID:s be recycled? I.e., is there a chance that when I download tweets using the ID:s in the list, I’m not in fact downloading tweets from these automated accounts, but from other, new accounts, for which the automated accounts’ ID:s have been re-purposed?
Thank you very much in advance!