Is there a way to get only the number of matching messages, not their content?


I’m only interested by the statistical trends of some keywords.
Of course I can count the results coming back, but that seems like a huge waste of time/bandwidth to retrieve all the content…


This is not something we currently plan to support with our Streaming API, however it will be possible with the upcoming realease of our Twitter Historics feature. You will be able to specify which fields you want to export, allowing you to ignore and fields and metadata that you will not use.