11/21/2014 at 3:38 PM #62108StateFansKeymaster
Don’t know if this is good or bad. But, wanted to share.
The archive is massive, but searching through it hasn’t always produced the most complete results. The search function emphasizes tweets that are popular, like those that get lots of retweets. But beyond a certain point, the results taper off.
Now, every public tweet since Twitter’s launch in 2006 is fair game. The change is being rolled out over the next few days to the Twitter website as well as to its iOS and Android apps.
It doesn’t change how search works on Twitter. You still search from the regular search bar or the advanced search page. Clicking on the “all” tab reveals results from the full index of tweets, and over time more tweets will also appear in the “top” results tab, Twitter said in announcing the enhancement Tuesday.
It’s the biggest improvement Twitter has made to search this year, coming amidst a larger effort to improve its search function. Twitter first offered search in 2011, and since then has been expanding the number of tweets it can surface, along with features like auto-complete and suggested results. In 2012, the search feature was surfacing tweets posted up to seven days ago, with around 2 billion tweets indexed.11/21/2014 at 4:38 PM #62111tractor57Participant
A point here is to remember the Internet never forgets. Our rants during a meltdown included. Does is really matter to me that Twitter is improving search capability? Not really but I am waiting to see how Twitter monetizes this.
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