This is strange. Did you also notice that for Non-English tweets
returned from http://twitter.com/#search?q=%40, the user names are
decorated with links to their profile pages?
Well, Twitter doesn't index symbols like @ # $ ^. If you'd like to
gather the tweets containing references to twitter names, you should
use the Streaming API to do so, because Search API doesn't treat @ as
On Oct 8, 3:18 am, Nick <t2then...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The at symbol (@) does not seem to work when searching tweets. When
> the @ symbol is alone (surrounded by nothing or whitespace) in a
> search, the search returns 0 English results. Sometimes languages
> that use non-ascii characters seem to be found. However, when the @
> is followed by at least 1 alphanumeric character, the query seems to
> work fine.
> I found this by searching for "@ the diner downtown", and I was
> getting back 0 results, but at least 1 results should have been
> returned, because that's what I tweeted. This probably affects
> searches for mentions too, because you can't just search for "@".
> I've used the web site and the search
> Has anyone gotten a query to work with @ standing alone? This there a
> different way to perform the same search?