I am attempting to find old (historical) Twitter tweets but Sifter either doesn’t find any or gives an error message. I also cannot find older tweets when using the geo: rule. Why?
The very first Twitter tweet was on March 21, 2006, therefore the start date for any Sifter query must be 03/21/2006 or later. An attempt to enter a start date prior to 03/21/2006 is invalid and will result in an error.
Twitter’s geo: rule enhancements first became available on 08/01/2013. An attempt to enter a start date before 08/01/2006 will likely not return any data for the time period before then.