Twitter search operators "until" and "since"

Oct 25, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Hello, I'm not having any luck with importing Twitter data from a certain date range. The data that I receive from the NodeXL import are from the past 5 days, and aren't within the search range I asked. Can someone offer up some suggestions? I'm searching on the hashtag #vdi during a date range of a conference when I know there were tweets sent.

#vdi since:2010-08-30 until:2010-09-02

thank you, Gina

Coordinator
Oct 25, 2010 at 7:54 PM

When I go to the Search.Twitter website:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23vdi+since:2010-08-30+until:2010-09-02

I get the following results:

Results for #vdi since:2010-08-30 until:2010-09-02

No results for #vdi since:2010-08-30 until:2010-09-02

It looks to me that twitter no longer is serving that data any longer.

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Marc

 

Oct 25, 2010 at 8:25 PM

thanks, Marc--is there a cut off date where Twitter will not serve data past nn days?

Coordinator
Oct 25, 2010 at 8:27 PM

I am not sure: Twitter seems to vary the depth of its index from one term to another, perhaps in proportion to the volume of traffic with that keyword.

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Marc

Oct 25, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Good to know. Thanks for the info. I'm very impressed with the timely support. You guys rock!