The missing favs and retweets
Update: Twitter wanted me to mention that Sitestreams is a beta product.
Favstar uses a technology from Twitter called Sitestreams to collect favorites and retweets. When it’s working, it works very well, and favs and retweets for hundreds of thousands of users are delivered in real-time.
Unfortunately over the last 24 hours, Twitter had an interruption to their @sitestreams system that Favstar uses to collect favs and retweets. For the worst 12 hours of it, no favs or retweets were collected via this system.
Retweets for users with bonus features will be caught up. Unfortunately Twitter does not provide an accesible way to catch up on bulk missed Favorites, and the method of collecting missed retweets is too resource intensive to be able to do it for everyone.
We hope that Twitter’s @sitestream product won’t suffer another outage this bad, and will shortly put a new process in place to prevent retweets from being missed in the future.
Thanks for your patience and understanding with Favstar over this difficult period.