Tweet Count Button Incorrect


#1

This ticket [0] was closed because the Search API only goes back a few days. That is true, however this video is still unrealisticly popular. There are only 200,000 views on YouTube. Your API is saying there are 2 orders of magnitude more tweets than views (Usually it is the other way around).

Also you’re saying that this obscure video has 2 orders of magnitude more tweets than this video (one of the most shared of all time) http://urls.api.twitter.com/1/urls/count.json?url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4H_Zoh7G5A

[0] https://dev.twitter.com/issues/132


#2

There are other, more up to date issues, that address counting issues across the Tweet Button as a whole. Do you have a more recent example that is not this particular URL but something created within the last few weeks?


#3

Yes, here are a few more examples

http://urls.api.twitter.com/1/urls/count.json?url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4he79krseU 37,826,554
http://urls.api.twitter.com/1/urls/count.json?url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUkhLTI9YbQ 15,185,478
http://urls.api.twitter.com/1/urls/count.json?url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfS64PVbbbQ 12,992,077
http://urls.api.twitter.com/1/urls/count.json?url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM0ptMqNhso 3,139,014


#4

Are you using these end points for any other purpose than the Tweet Button? They aren’t meant/allowed for any other use, FYI. For what purpose are you monitoring the counts on arbitrary YouTube videos?

I suppose it is possible some of these were gamed with now-closed or suspended accounts, but like I said there are some overall counting issues being looked into right now as well.


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