The stream API will have more results and will give all results versus the search API which will sample popular results (high-velocity), but for this case all results are available for both systems.
Jonathan On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 9:12 PM, Bess <bess...@gmail.com> wrote: > This is related to cache. Search API results are from cache to improve > performance? Search API is not getting the same results as Stream API? > > On Jun 4, 3:12 pm, Jonathan Reichhold <jonathan.reichh...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > This is actually an artifact of how retweets are displayed between > > search.twitter.com and twitter.com The tweets are there, but the > display is > > different. > > > > Jonathan > > > > On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Brian Maso <br...@blumenfeld-maso.com > >wrote: > > > > > Last night I collected tweets through the search API for the hashtag > > > "#glossgreen", and got a sizeable number of tweets. > > > > > This morning I did the equivalent thing through the "search" box on my > > > Twitter homepage (the URL that appears in my browser is "http:// > > > twitter.com/#search?q=%23glossgreen"), and got different results. > > > > > More specifically, I found that there were a few users who's tweets > > > appeared when doing the search through the "search" box in the browser > > > who do not appear at all through the search API results. For example, > > > the user "@gloss" had many tweets using the #glossgreen hashtag in the > > > time period around 6-8 pm PDT 6/2 -- none of these appear in the > > > twitter search results, but many appear in results through the twitter > > > "search" box on my personal twitter homepage. > > > > > I just re-performed both searches this morning to make sure this isn't > > > a temporary issue, but got the same disparity, > > > > > What expectation should I have about search API accuracy? Shold I > > > expect the search API results to eventually "repair", or is are the > > > @gloss tweets permanently missing from the search API's database? > > > > > I don't want to have to use multiple different APIs/screen-scrapes/ > > > streams just to make sure I get accurate search results, but if that's > > > what I have to do then please let me know. > > > > > Brian Maso >