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How do you search for "google+" on Twitter without results also showing the form without the plus sign (+)?

I want to search for the literal google+ on Twitter. Unfortunately, the plus gets encoded and the Twitter search API does not find any results. Results appear the same as if there was no plus sign.

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What URI are you using? Tested it fine via the API and the search page – Eight Days of Malaise Jul 27 '11 at 20:35
twitter.com/?q=google%2B#!/search works – phwd Jul 27 '11 at 20:45
@phwd: Perhaps, but it doesn't appear to be any different than a simple search for "google". – Al E. Jul 27 '11 at 20:54
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This seems to be your best bet for now within Google Search as Google may have added it as a special reserved word in a similar format to say c++

site:twitter.com inurl:status google+

The following seems to search Google and Google+ but if you look at the results in realtime, there are also results that do not make any sense.


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Maybe those that don't make sense come from the URL shorteners – Eight Days of Malaise Jul 27 '11 at 21:44

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