Twitter Search API ATOM queries no longer seem to return 'RT ' / retweets


#1

We created a solution that integrates Tweets into a large data warehouse and it uses the ATOM search query to acquire reults, for example the URL obtains tweets for ‘Microsoft Australia’ http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=microsoft+AND+australia&rpp=100&page=1
One of these tweets (made by myself @EtienneAdelaide to test some data) has a results ID of 'tag:search.twitter.com,2005:308753193498730497’
The same tweet was then retweeted by @CxSocialMediaBi but it does not show up in the ATOM query above whereas the original one does.


#2

This is not unique to the ATOM feeds and I’m working to resolve this for the Search API.

Keep in mind that your ATOM feeds will cease functioning very soon, as that format has been deprecated.