Is it possible to get the full follower list of an account who has more than one million followers, like McDonald's?
I use Tweepy and follow the code:
c = tweepy.Cursor(api.followers_ids, id = 'McDonalds')
ids = 
for page in c.pages():
for id in c.items():
In order to avoid rate limit, you can/should wait before the next follower page request. Looks hacky, but works:
import time import tweepy auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(..., ...) auth.set_access_token(..., ...) api = tweepy.API(auth) ids =  for page in tweepy.Cursor(api.followers_ids, screen_name="McDonalds").pages(): ids.extend(page) time.sleep(60) print len(ids)
Hope that helps.