It is limited to the 1500 most recent results. There have been far more then
1500 statuses matching "barack obama" since 2008.

Abraham

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 20:04, Mark <mark.hube...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Abraham, thanks for the pointer.
>
> From the wiki, it appears that the search should return up to 1500
> results; if you don't restrict the limit by specifying rpp and page,
> then it might error out.
>
> Thus this should yield good results:
>
>
> http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=barack+obama&since=2008-11-03&until=2008-11-05&page=10&rpp=15
>
> Because page*rpp = 150, which is far short of the limit.
>
> Instead, I get this:
>
> {"results":[],"max_id":992444080,"since_id":
> 986862019,"previous_page":"?page=9&max_id=992444080&q=barack+obama
> +since%3A2008-11-03+until%3A2008-11-05","refresh_url":"?
> since_id=992444080&q=barack+obama+since%3A2008-11-03+until
> %3A2008-11-05","total":135,"results_per_page":15,"page":
> 10,"completed_in":0.059496,"query":"barack+obama+since
> %3A2008-11-03+until%3A2008-11-05"}
>
> Which appears to suggest that the query is going through but that
> nothing is being returned. Thus it doesn't appear that the null result
> is being caused by the query limits. Or am I misreading this output?
>
> Thanks for everyone's responses.
> Mark
>
> On Feb 17, 7:33 pm, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Things-Every-Developer-Should-Know#6Therea...
> >
> > Abraham
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 19:26, eco_bach <bac...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi mark
> > > Good question and I haven't been able to get a definitive answer.
> > > Originally I thought it should be possible to search back to twitter's
> > > birth. Recent tests with the Search API though I haven't been able to
> > > go back further than 1 week from today's  date. If you DO find an
> > > answer, would appreciate if you pass along
> >
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