I have a service that polls the Search API every few minutes. I'm passing since_id to pick up only new tweets since the last time that I polled.
Let's say at time t1 I pick up a tweet X. At time t2, I'll poll with since_id>=ID(X). If X has been deleted in the meantime, I can see no way to detect that using since_id. Basically, I'm getting complaints that deleted tweets continue to show up in our app. Is there a way for me to detect this? Also, can I safely assume that status IDs monotonically increase? Thanks /George V. Reilly, Seattle