Older Tweets Now Showing In Twitter Search

Feb 11, 2013 • 8:32 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Other Search Engines

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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