I am building a RSS native mobile app that pull Twitter feeds using Search API. I am experiencing similar behavior. Sometimes it has fewer results.
Could you advise me? If I would have to use Twitter to report real- time events such as Earthquake alerts? for Medical Emergency alerts? Should I use Search API for reliable real time results? Or consider Stream API? Other questions relating to using Geo and Places. - What is the best way to filter results to just cover tweets from US? Do I use a central geo point in US like mid west and expand the radius? - Would Near: & Within: filter deliver the same results as Geo filter? example earthquake near:US within:500mi? Would near: filter work on country level? - How could I find acceptable country name that use in near: filter? example Africa, Haiti? - What is the radius limit on Geo & Near? in terms of mi or km? - Do you recommend any utility or tools that I can export public tweets into data store? for reporting purposes Note: I try to expand geo radius to 800 miles but couldn't get much results. Earthquake using Geo Filter earthquake - Twitter Search http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?lang=en&geocode=37.09024%2C-95.712891%2C500.0mi&q=earthquake Earthquake using Geo, Near: & Within: Filters earthquake near:US within:500mi - Twitter Search http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?lang=en&geocode=37.09024%2C-95.712891%2C500.0mi&q=earthquake+near%3AUS+within%3A500mi On Jun 2, 3:03 pm, Matt Harris <thematthar...@twitter.com> wrote: > As Taylor said, the Streaming API sounds like it would be a good option for > you to consider but for a user driven search like yours you would probably > need to build a caching layer. > > Whilst the near operator works well on the search.twitter.com website it > isn't supported through the search API. Unfortunately this means you won't > be able to use that operator in the way you hope to. > > I am interested in the blank results you get though and wondered if you > would be happy to answer a couple of questions for me: > * Do you ever see an error or warning in the response? > * Are you using since_id? > * Can you give an example of just one of your queries? > > Thanks > Matt > > > > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:59 PM, ELB <ebrit...@gmail.com> wrote: > > thanks Taylor for the reply. > > > I am referring to user-initiated queries. > > > We have users that type in a keyword to a search box, and we then > > return results from the Search API with the corresponding Geo > > Coordinates included with the request > > > On Jun 2, 5:51 pm, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> > > wrote: > > > Have you considered using the Streaming API for this purpose? > >http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Streaming-API-Documentation#locations--we > > > encourage those with heavy search needs to use it as an alternative. > > Search > > > is meant much more for servicing search results based off of > > user-initiated > > > queries, and is most tuned for that purpose. > > > > Taylor > > > > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:37 PM, ELB <ebrit...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Hello, > > > > > We are looking at getting city based search results for 14 major > > > > cities. > > > > > The current method we use is to plug in a cities Geo Coordinates into > > > > the search API and then include a 25KM radius around the city. This > > > > works well and allows us to get true results of people inside or > > > > around a given city. > > > > However, for maybe a 20 minute period once or twice per day, the > > > > results are empty. We go from 50-100+ results for a given keyword to > > > > 0 - 5 results. Then, 20 minutes later there will again be 50 - 100+ > > > > results including several results for the time period whereby the > > > > results were blank. So, its not a case of Twitter not having results, > > > > it is a case of a 10 - 20 minute window whereby Twitter's results with > > > > the GEO filter don't show up - or barely show up for a given time > > > > period. > > > > > This has led us to consider using the Near API. From what I > > > > understand, the Near API will give us results near a given city based > > > > off of GEO data as well as profile data. I would assume this may be a > > > > more stable option - but the option we use now is great except for > > > > those rare instances whereby Twitter shows us little to no results for > > > > a keyword they clearly have a lot of results for within our GEO > > > > coordinates. > > > > > ELB > > -- > > Matt Harris > Developer Advocate, Twitterhttp://twitter.com/themattharris