Hi Elroy, I tried your query from python several times within the same minute. After running the query several times in a row I start getting fresh results and they remain fresh for a while. I tried changing the least significant decimal to make it a different query and I get stale results immediately. Switching back yields fresh results.
This to me suggests that there may be two search tiers: one for low- frequency queries that probably searches a subset of tweets, and another one for frequent ones that searches everything and has an LRU cache of important queries. It seems that we can force queries into the LRU cache of the "good" tier by querying frequently enough. When I stop querying for three minutes or so I see the old results again. The question for the search team is how to have your query treated as an "important" one without abusing the API. Diego Diego On Nov 28, 1:18 pm, enygmatic <enygma...@gmail.com> wrote: > I got some requests to post the query that I am using: > here is the query > :http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?geocode=19.017656%2C72.856178%2... > Do correct me if I am not querying or using the API correctly. (Should > have been my first question actually :) ) > > Also here is a sample of the output from my ruby script. It will give > you an idea of the "stale" results that I am getting. The script was > run at approximately 21:37 IST. As you can see, I'm getting tweets > all the way back to 14:00 hours in the afternoon. I'm pretty sure > there are more tweets for my location. I'm querying for tweets > originating out of Mumbai, and by querying through twitter search I > have noticed that there are at least 40-50 tweets posted every 2 > minutes or so. > Output follows: Date-Day-Hour-Minute-Tweet-User-Hashtags(csv, if any)- > source of tweet (All date/time info below is in IST) > 2009-11-28 Saturday 21 27 �...@abhishek_rai I too am > huge fan of > quizzing.. do let me kno if u find anythin interesting. ty > Shakti_Shetty (Shakti Shetty) web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 21 21 �...@surubhi hallow darlin, 'm > fine doin > great...how about u? dacku87 (darshan thacker) mobile web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 20 40 powai mocha so full of > people, smaloe > conversations and music.. sumagambs (Sumit Singh Gambhir) web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 20 25 �...@thetruboy idk we'll see. > Ari should be home > by then ronniebaby010 (Princess) UberTwitter > 2009-11-28 Saturday 19 54 friends do look > upwww.clickthehorror.com- > the website for my new film distirbuted by PNC has been launched - > look 4ward to feedbacks .... sangeethsivan (sangeeth sivan) web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 19 54 I'm guessing @Netra and > @prolificd are the > two few Twitterers who've had multi-city tweetups. How cool is that. > National figures! b50 (Bombay Addict) Tweetie > 2009-11-28 Saturday 19 36 RT: Trupti's Blog: What > Commercial Floor > Mats Offer: One of the best ways to keep any p..http://bit.ly/6sZWJg > #blog MishraNatty (Natasha Mishra) blog twitterfeed > 2009-11-28 Saturday 19 09 �...@mattyza when launched > back in 2005, the > Xbox 360 was available in Core and Pro. Now it's Arcade and Elite. > Same difference! aalaap (Aalaap Ghag) Tweetie > 2009-11-28 Saturday 19 05 Profit with Google, Twitter > & affiliate > marketinghttp://snipurl.com/tet1r Tiifani_Lurid (Tiifani Lurid) > API > 2009-11-28 Saturday 18 35 Just voted OOiZiT.com for > Best Online Music > Labelhttp://mashable.com/owa#openwebawards ankit_9oct (Ankit > Khandelwal) openwebawards Mashable Connect > 2009-11-28 Saturday 18 35 �...@reginafetalvero HAHA. > YUHH. Gift ko > ah? :"> Jhoriiliee (Jorylie Cando) web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 18 24 �...@tweet_words JAGGERY PALM > gannirules > (gaanish) Snaptu > 2009-11-28 Saturday 17 34 �...@karan_talwar pls post > that if you get an > answer. champbox (champbox) Tweets60 > 2009-11-28 Saturday 17 34 Just Got Home! :) Wee. Had > FUN tonight! :) > HBD kathy! Sayang wala si Beb, complete na sana. Jhoriiliee (Jorylie > Cando) web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 17 34 I'm listening to Kurbaan: > Kurbaan Hua > (Soundtrack) - @Spinlet kmadvani (Kunal M Advani) API > 2009-11-28 Saturday 17 03 Eastern Province Under-19s > 322/7 & 185/5 > v South Western Districts Under-19s 92/10 & 152/10 *: Eastern > Province..http://bit.ly/4rS1iAvenky888 (venkatesh iyer) > twitterfeed > 2009-11-28 Saturday 16 52 Hey tweeps......Rocket Singh > picshttp://www.yashrajfilms.com/microsites/rocketsingh/fullpage.html > check them out! ShazahnPadamsee (Shazahn Padamsee) web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 16 08 Started IE assignment > jyotiswaroopr (Jyoti > Swaroop Repaka) Digsby > 2009-11-28 Saturday 15 24 �...@paulaabdul Love you more > than anything in > this world. Thanks for being a huge part of my life. <3 LuvPaula > (Anahita Abdul Cowell) web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 15 18 �...@richa_august84 fan of > purane hindi gaane, > hmm? me too!! sonali_k (sonali_k) web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 14 54 Fruits and Vegetables for > energyzing the > Solar Plexus Chakra:http://bit.ly/4NQV9M AnamikaS (Anamika S) > web > 2009-11-28 Saturday 14 52 I'm off to read and then > sleep. Don't dare > disturb my slumber. eyemanut87 (Moo) Snaptu > 2009-11-28 Saturday 14 52 White House gate-crashers met > Obama, PM: > American couple Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who gate-crashed into a > State D...http://bit.ly/5TH6k5RediffNews (Rediff News) > twitterfeed > 2009-11-28 Saturday 14 45 �...@subutcher Good Morning. > Have wonderful > ahead :) nikhilwad1 (Nikhil Wad) UberTwitter > 2009-11-28 Saturday 14 41 �...@venkatananth hey! 1- was > standing at the > bar. 2-liked the music. Very interesting. But had to leave cos friend > had an early mrng flight :( wanderblah (wanderblah) dabr