Twitter search parameters

Aug 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM
How do I download only popular tweets? result_type: popular does not work in NodeXL.
How do I also download tweets only and not mentions or replies?

Aug 3, 2015 at 8:55 PM

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL!

NodeXL passes your query to the Twitter search API. Not all operators that work from the Twitter Search web interface work in the Twitter API.

I do not know how you can download only initial tweets that lack a reply or a mention.

However, in NodeXL, after the data is downloaded, you can unselect all Reply and Mention edges by using the filter features in the Edges worksheet's "Relationship" column.

That said, when you remove all the replies and mentions, you also remove the "network" - all the connections in a Twitter graph will disappear.