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I'm a software developer interested in coding and development best practices.


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accepted Search functionality missing on Twitter's main page
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comment Search functionality missing on Twitter's main page
I'm choosing this as my answer, with the caveat being that there are equally good reasons to do a design like Twitter's in the comments here. Short of a Twitter designer stepping forward, any of the above reasons may be valid.
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comment Search functionality missing on Twitter's main page
The points all three of you make are thought-provoking and probably all contribute to why the search feature is hidden. Michael pointed out a performance aspect that I hadn't thought of before, while @AndroidHustle's point about marketing is similar to what I've been suspecting. (On the other hand, Twitter may simply be thinking that no one wants to search through tweets if they don't already belong to the site, so they may have tucked that functionality away to keep the front page design simple.) And finiteattention - that's an excellent point about managing user expectations.
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