I am using tags for a class. I asked everyone register their twitter handle by sending a tweet to the course twitter account (@CSTempleU) with their student ID#. When I use TAGS to pull everything sent (to:CSTempleU) I only get some of the tweets. It seems I get more tweets when I retweet then un-retweet their tweets, but that takes a long time. Wondering if you can give insight as to why it is not pulling all the tweets.
I can confirm the tweets I am looking for exist and are addressed correctly, as I can see them on my twitter feed.
I can also confirm that if I search a hashtag on twitter, I see results from the accounts that TAGS picks up, but I don’t see results on twitter from the accounts TAGS omits on the to:CSTempleU search.
It looks all the people TAGS cannot find are new accounts. Does an account have to be open for a certain length of time?
Here is an example of someone TAGS is not picking up… https://twitter.com/skyler_temple
My wild speculations:
Many of the accounts are first time users. Does TAGS think they are spam because they don’t have much activity?
Is there a privacy setting on a twitter account that repels TAGS?
Thanks in advance for a response.
Hi – my experience is new accounts take a while to appear in the search API results (I presume to combat spam accounts).
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.