Hi Ryan, Digging up a rather old announcement from you, because this is exactly what I was looking for. But I am not sure if a special parameter is required to enable trend filtering.
I just now added a "trends" feature in my app, and thus noticed that the search results for trends still shows some spam. - Is there a special parameter to indicate that the search is for a trend and not just another keyword search? - Does it make sense to have a "follower_count" parameter to the search API? When specified, only tweets from people having followers > than specified parameter will be shown. This could be useful for non-trending keywords as well. cheers, Harshad On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 6:02 AM, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote: > > Today on the Twitter Blog we announced that we will be changing search > results for trending topics to improve the quality. It used to be that > trends were a great way to quickly see what was going on on Twitter, > but they have begun to get fairly noisy due to the sheer volume of > tweets. We wanted to improve that experience and will start returning > what we think are the best results. This doesn't mean that tweets are > getting dropped from the index, instead we are just making intelligent > decisions on which ones to return for searches on popular topics, > beginning with trending topics. If you make a more specific search, > you can still get to all the tweets. > > So for you, the developer, this means that if you will see better > quality results over the search API for trends, but you won't be > getting every tweet that matched the search term. If you still do want > to get every tweet matching a trend, we recommend you check out the > Streaming API (http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Streaming-API-Documentation). > In the end, this is a change that is good for developers and > end-users, but we wanted to notify you as you might be seeing some > slightly different behavior via the API. > > Please let us know if you have any questions -- we are happy to answer. > > Ryan > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ > Twitter API documentation and resources: http://apiwiki.twitter.com > API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi > Change your membership to this group: > http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-api-announce?hl=en > -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~--- > > -- Harshad RJ http://hrj.wikidot.com