Quotes should be used on all phrases.  I.e.



On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 8:35 AM, taipan541 <taipan...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello. :)
> I have several keywords that I would like to search on Twitter. The
> keywords are "life before death", "palliative care", "dying", "end-of-
> life care". I have tried to use the boolean operators to form up the
> search query as stated below.
> http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=life%20before%20death+OR+palliative%20care+OR+dying+OR+end-of-life%20care
> (multiple keywords)
> Firstly, did I build the query string correctly? If yes, I only could
> retrieve very little results with the query above. If I only include
> one keyword, which is "life before death", it would return me more
> results.
> http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=life%20before%20death  (one
> keyword)
> I believed that if I use the boolean operators, It would have return
> me much more results which includes the results of "life before
> death". Please help me on how should I proceed to retrieve the results
> from all keywords.
> Thank You For Your Help :)
> Best Regards,
> Anis
> Year 3 - Student
> Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

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