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How bad is Twitter search?

First, it doesn’t prioritize exact match, the most obvious thing to do. Exact name matches are at 2nd, 7th and 11th positions. The rest are just random people matching only one part of the request. Exact username matches are at 2nd and 11th positions.

Second, it doesn’t sort by followers (the most useful way to break the tie). Jonathan Blow at 2nd place has 500 followers, the one at 7th has 100, finally, the one at 11th (and the one author was looking for) has 120,000!

Third, activity is not counted either. 2nd Jonathan Blow has last tweeted in July. 7th last tweeted in 2009. The 11th tweeted just 16 hours ago!

Thanks @tibfy for the picture