We are experiencing the same thing as Marc. We are not using from: though. But intermittently it gets tweets in significant number. If I try to get the same set again using the since_id for this particular crawl, I again get no tweets.
Any Idea on this issue? Thanks. On Oct 23, 10:48 am, Marc W <marcwanchipm...@gmail.com> wrote: > We've started seeing this too. If we specify a since_id, then > periodic refetches will frequently return "no new tweets" (but > sometimes they will return new ones). If we simply drop the > since_id, then all new tweets are fetched. > > Some new server optimization thing gone wrong? > > Thanks! > > On Oct 20, 10:06 pm, Christopher Warren <christopher.war...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > We have an app that runssearchesregularly, and recently stopped > > receiving newtweets. After investigating we found a search > > combination that seems to break the search API. Instead of getting a > > response withnotweets, an .atom request errors and a .json request > > 404s. > > >http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=from:silent_tester02&since_id...... > > > Changing the query to not use from:username works as expect, but I've > > put several usernames in and they all respond the same way. I haven't > > managed to narrow down the cause of the problem much further than > > that, but we're handling it in our code by rescuing any failedsearchesand > > appending since: with the date of the most recent tweet > > to the q. > > > Any thoughts on what might be causing this would be appreciated.