Some Twitter images fail to load. (Sourced URL from media_url_https field) Why could this be happening?



Our app displays photos from tweets that include a specific tag.

We grab the media_url_https value out of the search returns and store that in our database. We don’t want to store the images themselves of course. Ultimately we are relying on those images being accessible from Twitter’s database, via the image URL.

Most of the photos are loading, but some are not. We are the only ones using the specific tag (at the moment), so we are assuming that deletions aren’t the source of these broken links.

We are only polling Twitter for about 15 links at the moment.

Opening it up for any suggestions as to what might be causing the mischief we are experiencing. Ideas?

-Brent Gaynor