The Twitter Search API docs (http://dev.twitter.com/pages/ using_search#) say: "Search is focused in relevance and not completeness. This means that some Tweets and users may not be missing from search results. If you want to match for completeness you should consider using the Streaming API instead."
Should this be : "This means that some Tweets and users may be missing from search results." ? That would seem to make more sense. -- 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