I thought Twitter was a platform designed to focus on topics where users can easily participate in using hashtags.

I placed a hashtag in my first couple of tweets, and when I click it to show the list, I cannot find my tweet in there, even if I switch from top to all tweets.

Is there some kind of requirement to see it, like a minimum amount of followers? I've checked that tweet privacy is unchecked under account settings. I've gone through the faq as well but I can't find anything of use.

  • @batpigandme no problem, I edited it into my question
    – MarioDS
    May 23, 2013 at 17:06
  • Tweets with links in them seem not to show up in discussion or search - check out Search not returning tweets with a url May 23, 2013 at 17:10
  • @batpigandme wow, seriously? That kinda sucks. But I get that it probably helps preventing spam etc...
    – MarioDS
    May 23, 2013 at 17:19
  • @MDeShaepmeester agreed that it definitely has major drawbacks, and it looks like you're certainly not alone in your frustration! May 23, 2013 at 17:27
  • @batpigandme I can certainly believe that, the "small voices" are always left out like that.
    – MarioDS
    May 23, 2013 at 18:04

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Your tweets with hashtags thus far have all also contained links. They aren't showing up due to the omission/filtering out of tweets containing links/urls from Twitter discussions or in Twitter's search. Though this is not an 'official' rule, it seems to be a well documented problem (See Search not returning tweets with a URL)

Twitter's FAQ suggests that this is part of an attempt to combat spam and increase relevance Why are the tweets I'm looking for not in Twitter Search?

Our search service is not meant to be an exhaustive archive of public tweets and not all tweets are indexed or returned. Some results are refined to better combat spam and increase relevance.

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