The most important microblogging search feature is:
Search MY TIMELINE for that post I saw four days ago and now want to link someone to.
I do not want to search the whole service for these terms. I saw this tweet before and I just want to find it again.
@tqft That's pretty good! It's a bit of a bummer because event if the Twitter API wasn't intentionally hobbled it'd still be kinda inefficient to pull everything client-side in order to do the search. Also, 3,200 is pretty few, really. It's the best you can get with twitter.
But hey, Twitter ruining their API is the reason I'm here right now, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯