Twitter reveals 'most popular tweets' search API project

Twitter’s team is working on a project to uncover ‘most popular tweets’ for any search query, revealed Taylor Singletary via Twitter API announcements group on Google: “Search team is working on a beta project that returns 'most popular tweets' for a query, rather than only 'most recent tweets'. This's a beta project, but an important […]

Twitter’s team is working on a project to uncover ‘most popular tweets’ for any search query, revealed Taylor Singletary via Twitter API announcements group on Google: “Search team is working on a beta project that returns 'most popular tweets' for a query, rather than only 'most recent tweets'. This's a beta project, but an important first step to surface most popular tweets for users searching Twitter.[…]Until the popular tweet feature all search results have been sorted chronologically, most recent results at the top. If a search query has any popular results, those'll be returned at the top, even if they're older than the other results.” The change in their own search algorithm is immediately available to third-party apps. This means everyone is going to be able to jump aboard to support their own site and, as usual, keep promoting Twitter eco-system. Implementation options look simple. The post also hint that Twitter will make the feature available at search.twitter.com, and not just via its API.