It's unknown whether a future incarnation of the Search API might allow for
searching against a user's specific timeline of tweets -- whether protected
or not. There is a definite future where authentication will be used with
Search, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will offer scoping features for
the authenticated user. Today the Search Index (for which the Search API is
an interface) doesn't concern itself with tweets from protected accounts.

If you're interested in offering scoped search capabilities for a protected
account user_timeline for the owner of that protected user, you can consume
their user_timeline (currently limited to their 3200 most recent tweets) and
offer your own search capabilities against that timeline.

@episod <http://twitter.com/episod> - Taylor Singletary


On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 7:37 AM, Damon Parker <cartmet...@gmail.com> wrote:

>  Thanks for the response, but didn't quite answer my question.  I was
> asking about indexing mainly and not specifically just the Search API.
>
> Twitter doesn't index any private feeds?
>
> If they aren't indexed then they will never be searchable... not just "not
> searchable in the current version of the Search API (by users with access to
> the private feed)."
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> damonp
>
> On Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Taylor Singletary wrote:
>
> Correct, the Search API's archive represents only publicly issued tweets.
>
> @episod <http://twitter.com/episod> - Taylor Singletary
>
>
> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 7:14 AM, Damon Parker <cartmet...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>   So private feeds aren't indexed by Twitter at all and thus are never
> searchable?
>
> --
> damonp
> Sent with Sparrow <http://www.sparrowmailapp.com>
>
> On Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Rich wrote:
>
> You can't unless you have already cached their timeline by either
> being someone following that user or you are authenticated as that
> user. Even then you have to write the logic to search their timeline.
>
> On May 12, 3:09 am, jimmy6 <laise...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Then how can i search private twit?
>
> On May 12, 2:04 am, Matt Harris <thematthar...@twitter.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi Jimmy,
>
>
> The Search API only indexes public Tweets so it doesn't know about Tweets
> from protected users.
>
>
> Best,
> @themattharris
> Developer Advocate, Twitterhttp://twitter.com/themattharris
>
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 8:29 AM, jimmy6 <laise...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> If it is the case, how can i get/search private twit?
>
>
> On May 10, 10:23 pm, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com>
> wrote:
>
> The Search API will ignore any authentication that you send its way -- it
> doesn't know anything about authentication.
>
>
> @episod <http://twitter.com/episod> - Taylor Singletary
>
>
> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 7:13 AM, jimmy6 <laise...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> What will happen if i pass in authentication token in search api? Does
> it return different result? Does it return only my twit and friend
> twit?
>
>
>  --
> Twitter developer documentation and resources:
>
> https://dev.twitter.com/doc
>
>  API updates via Twitter:https://twitter.com/twitterapi
> Issues/Enhancements Tracker:
> https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list
> Change your membership to this group:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk
>
>
> --
> Twitter developer documentation and resources:https://dev.twitter.com/doc
> API updates via Twitter:https://twitter.com/twitterapi
> Issues/Enhancements Tracker:
> https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list
> Change your membership to this group:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk
>
>
> --
> Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc
> API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi
> Issues/Enhancements Tracker:
> https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list
> Change your membership to this group:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk
>
>
>   --
> Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc
> API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi
> Issues/Enhancements Tracker:
> https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list
> Change your membership to this group:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk
>
>
>  --
> Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc
> API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi
> Issues/Enhancements Tracker:
> https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list
> Change your membership to this group:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk
>
>
>   --
> Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc
> API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi
> Issues/Enhancements Tracker:
> https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list
> Change your membership to this group:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk
>

-- 
Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc
API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi
Issues/Enhancements Tracker: https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list
Change your membership to this group: 
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk

Reply via email to