Twitter Search Handles A Whopping 1.6 Billion Queries Per Day

Twitter announced this week that they were launching a brand new search, one that would show you not the most recent tweets about a given topic, but the most relevant. And along with this announcement, they revealed some pretty neat stats about just how popular Twitter search is.

The Twitter Engineering blog took a close look at Twitter search’s behind-the-scenes action. They explained that the new search required two new pieces of search infrastructure: relevance filtering and the identification of relevant images and photos.