I remember reading in the API documentation, that the free Public API only
goes back 7 days and it only accounts for ~1% of all tweets. You may need
to upgrade API accounts.
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On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 12:15 PM Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Despite having a Twitter Developer Account, I still can not seem to get
> Twarc to retrieve tweets older than thirty days, and I'm wondering what I'm
> doing incorrectly.
> I created and was granted by Twitter a developer account called nfc4ds.
> The account has a number of subscriptions, and one of them is called
> "Search Tweets: Full Archive / Sandbox". I then dutifully created a twitter
> application complete with an API key and secret. I then authorized Twarc (a
> Python tool/library) to use the application. I then used Twarc to search
> Twitter with this query:
> The result was a set of a few tweets.
> I then used the following query, but the results were empty:
> (from:ericleasemorgan) until:2019-12-31 since:2019-01-01
> What am I doing wrong? Is Twarc unable to query things from the past? Does
> my subscription not really include the full archive?
> Eric Morgan
> University of Notre Dame