I’m putting together a little app to help people find stolen tweets, and I’ve found that while the search interface on the web produces tons of results, the search rest API only seems to give very recent stuff. I’ve tried playing with the result_type and nothing helps.
The results I’m seeing are never more than a week or two old, so if someone stole a tweet from a month ago, it doesn’t appear in the API search results, but it’s plain as day on the web search.
(I’m basically getting 0 results for most searches in the API, and exactly the same query gives a hundred on the web site)
Is there a trick to doing a twitter search via API that will yield more results?
Is there any expectation of when the search API will start to catch up to the web in terms of utility?