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How can I use the Twitter Search API to return all tweets that match my search query, posted only within the last five seconds?

Asked by richardhenry (12628 points ) October 15th, 2008

I would like to use the API to return all tweets that match my search query, but only tweets posted within the last five seconds.

With Twitter’s Search API, I can use the since_id to grab all tweets from a specific ID. However, I can’t really see a good way to find the tweet ID to begin from.

I’m also aware that you can use “since:” in the actual query to use a date, but you cannot enter a time.

Can someone with Twitter API experience offer me any advice? Thanks guys.

http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Search-API-Documentation

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Nevermind, I don’t see a way to do this. I have a different method to fall back on, but this would have been ideal.

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Actually, since the feed is delivered chronologically, I can just work backwards through it. Not exactly five seconds, but it sort of works.

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