Why are the Search results in API search/tweet.json different from using Search bar on Twitter website?


#1

When I was searching with a query (“preview heckathon”) in the search bar on the twitter website, it found two results. But then when I performed exactly the same query using API 1.1 search/tweet.json, the result list was empty. I experienced the same behavior with query “Газпромбанк очередь”. Is the search bar using a different method, that retrieves more tweets? Thank you very much


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#2

Yes, the website has a different set of search functions than the API.