Can tweet IDs be used as targets?


#1

I’d like to set up a stream for certain types of tweets I’m interested in (filtering on the body text mostly), then for matched tweets retrieve the “in-reply-to-…” tweet, if there is one. That is, I want to look up the message text from the tweets referenced by the IDs in this field: http://dev.datasift.com/docs/targets/twitter/twitter-inreplytostatusid - I don’t much mind whether it’s by augmenting the objects in the feed, or by my issuing a separate request to some other API, I’m just trying to establish whether or not it’s possible for now.

Thanks!


#2

Hi,

The simplest solution may to just collect the tweet IDs in matching interactions and use Twitter's API to look up the tweet as a secondary process. This method, of course, depends on the volume of data you expect to see since Twitter's API has their own rate limit. 

Victor


#3

Yeah, my interest in using Data Sift is actually because I expect volumes of data that wouldn’t work within Twitter’s API limits. It would be simple to implement something like this using the Twitter API entirely, but for the limits :confused: