Tweets delayed by 4-5 seconds

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#1

I am using the filter realtime tweets API and it is delivering all tweets with a slight delay. Anyone else having this problem?


#2

I am using the free version of this endpoint, not power track. Is this why I am getting tweets at a delay? Was this endpoint limited on Oct 22nd with the others?


#6

As part of our ongoing investment in our development platform, we recently made some infrastructure changes to help stabilize the statuses/filter and statuses/sample endpoints - making them less lossy and more supportable in our data center. You should now receive a more complete picture (within the tweet limits) of the topics you stream.

As a result of this change, the latency will vary on this endpoint a bit more than previously. If you need a low latency streaming endpoint, we do have enterprise access available where we focus more on delivering data for latency-sensitive use cases.


#7

Thanks for the response.

So can I pretty much expect to always have a delay? If I can’t afford power track are there no other way to get tweets immediately?


#8

As @kylew mentioned, this was a strategic infrastructure investment to improve stability of this service. Yes, latency may now be slightly greater / more variable (but availability should be much improved). Your alternative would be to use PowerTrack.


#9