The following is a quote from: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/streaming-apis/parameters
"Note that native Retweets are not matched by this parameter. While the original Tweet may have a location, the Retweet will not."
The implication of this note is that one can collect tweets for a geo-graphic region but not re-tweets?
This is a very unfortunate limitation of the stream API. Is there any plan to reconsider this decision? Furthermore, is there anything I can do to get this limitation removed?
I have collected a large volume of tweets for a specific geographic region. I would now like to rank these tweets by “importance”. I cannot do this until I know how many times a tweet has been re-tweeted.
For more context (motivation) behind my question please see: http://ofdataandscience.blogspot.com/2013/10/mongodb-tweets-full-text-search-for-bay.html