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
>

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