Older Tweets Now Showing In Twitter Search

Feb 11, 2013 - 8:32 am 2 by

Twitter LogoTwitter announced they are now displaying older tweets, when relevant, in their search results.

Twitter said that the older tweets that show up in the search results represents a "fairly small percentage of total Tweets ever sent." They use engagement metrics such as "favorites, retweets and clicks" in their algorithms "to determine which Tweets to show."

For example, I searched for [space shuttle] in Twitter and this tweet from a while back showed up at top:

Twitter Search: Old Tweets

Is it relevant? That is the big challenge Twitter needs to solve.

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