Search allows you to go back in history (about a week) and retrieve tweets that Twitter has indexed. It also allows you to track a search in real time. Finally, it uses location information from the tweeting user's profile to attempt to locate where a tweet was posted, if there's no geotagging on the tweet.

Streaming only lets you track in real time, and location information is only available for geotagged tweets.

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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
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"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos


Quoting Mike <cblaz...@gmail.com>:

What is the difference between the "Search" and "Stream" API?  I can't
really tell.  Detail would be great, and how it can be applied in the
real world other then the "Search" one over the "Stream".

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