Not a rate limit question: Twitter API's and NodeXL

Dec 30, 2014 at 12:04 AM

I was playing around with the Twitter API's recently, and noticed that, at least for the Streaming API that I was playing with, most vertex information for mentioned users (profile description, location, number of favorites, followers and following, etc) wasn't being returned.

However, when I do a pull of Twitter data with NodeXL, I get the full range of information back for users who were just mentioned.

Am I missing something when I look at the API returns? Is this a difference between the resting and streaming APIs? If not, how does NodeXL get the data?

Just curious!
Dec 30, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL!

Twitter offers different data from the REST and STREAM API.

The full range of metadata about users provided in the REST API is NOT provided in the STREAM API.

The users mentioned in a STREAM must then be looked up in the REST API.

NodeXL currently gets data from the REST API only.


Dec 30, 2014 at 8:54 PM
Thanks Marc - that helps!