I just wanted to make everyone aware that this issue is open and being tracked . Any progress or developments will be posted on that thread.
If you are experiencing a problem with since_id I encourage you to read my comment . Thank you, Matt 1. http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1154 2. http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1154#c19 On May 27, 5:24 pm, schammy <scha...@gmail.com> wrote: > Twitter, your "since_id" feature has been broken since October 2009, > and it is STILL broken. And yet you warn us that not using it will > result in blacklisting? Your search API is unreliable when since_id is > used. Someone at Twitter mistakenly closed the bug in December but oh > yes, it still exists, it still gets plenty of comments. Fix that > before requiring it to be used. Unacceptable. > > http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1154 > > On May 27, 3:12 pm, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> > wrote: > > > > > Hi Developers, > > > A few quick points before I go into more detail: > > > * For the Search API, you should *only* be > > usinghttp://search.twitter.comtoexecutesearch requests. > > *Not*http://api.twitter.com/1/searchorany other variation. > > > * *Next week*, we plan to remove the erroneous, unsupported endpoint > > athttp://api.twitter.com/1/search > > > * All REST requests to the API should use the fully qualified hostname and > > API version in URLs:http://api.twitter.com/1/*--no other version is valid > > at this time. > > > * All OAuth negotiation steps should be over SSL and also > > athttp://api.twitter.com--but without a version. > > > * Don't execute the same search query more often than every 20s and always > > use since_id on subsequent requests > > > * Consider the streaming API if you're relying on search heavily to power > > your application > > > *The Long-winded Approach* > > * > > * > > The only endpoint you should be using for search operations in the Twitter > > API today ishttp://search.twitter.com--it doesn't require user > > authentication or OAuth -- simply identify yourself with a user-agent that > > is unique to your application. > > > For those usinghttp://twitter.com/search,http://api.twitter.com/search, > > orhttp://api.twitter.com/1/search--you've been doing it wrong :) > > > Though we should have rejected traffic to that end point long ago to avoid > > confusion, it was never intended as a valid resource for search queries. > > > Next week, we'll be properly closing off this end point to avoid further > > confusion. If you have code today that uses thehttp://api.twitter.comor > > http:/twitter.com domains to execute search requests, be sure and update > > your code for the proper end point. > > > You can find the Search API documentation athttp://bit.ly/twitter-search-api > > > Many users of the Search API are better served by using the Streaming API. > > If you use the search API to track the tweets of specific users, hashtags, > > or simple keyword queries, it is highly recommended that you use the > > Streaming API instead. > > > You shouldn't issue the same request to the search API more frequently than > > once every 20 seconds -- if you issue the same query more frequently than > > that, you're in danger of getting blacklisted. In addition, if you find > > yourself repeating the same query frequently, be sure and make use of the > > since_id parameter on subsequent requests -- without it, you put undue > > stress on the search infrastructure and will also be in danger of > > blacklisting. > > > While we're on the topic of using the proper endpoints, a general reminder > > about endpoints with the Twitter API: > > > All REST resource requests, with the exception of Search, should be pointed > > athttp://api.twitter.com/1/*--always use the api subdomain and specify > > the version number ("1"). No other version number will be accepted for the > > API at this time and your requests will fail if you provide a different > > string or integer. > > > All OAuth negotiation steps should be over SSL > > athttps://api.twitter.com/oauth/*("https://api.twitter.com/oauth/request_token", > > "https://api.twitter.com/oauth/authorize", > > "https://api.twitter.com/oauth/access_token", > > "https://api.twitter.com/oauth/authenticate") > > > Let us know if you have any concerns about the removal of the > > unofficial/unsupported search end point. We don't want to break people, but > > we also don't want you using unofficial API calls with substandard and > > unpredictable responses. > > > Thanks! > > > Taylor Singletary > > Developer Advocate, Twitterhttp://twitter.com/episod