The search will only let you go back approximately 5 days. It is not intended to be a long-time search.
There are some services on the web which have stored all tweets of the past few years - you may like to use that kind of services instead of the Twitter Search API. Tom On 10/17/10 4:56 PM, Toggle wrote: > Hello, > > I'm working on a final year project at university which incorporates > Twitter as its primary data repository. After looking through the API > it seems that search queries are capped to 1500 posts: "Clients may > request up to 1,500 statuses via the page and rpp parameters for the > search method." > > My problem originates from the fact I need to look at status tweets > over the past year on a given search query. Assuming I type in "the > pope" on Twitter Search I can only go back to 4 hours ago because of > the 1500 cap. What I have noticed however, there is a LOT of noise > (irrelevant tweets). My project is based on Natural Language > Engineering and so I need quality data. > > The question I ask, how flexible is the search within the twitter API? > Could I potentially construct queries that would return the > information I need? > I only need tweets that contain the subject matter but are basically > not "spam". I need tweets about ->Real Peoples Opinions<- over the > last year. > > What would be the best way to do this? > -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk