SnapBird: The ultimate Twitter search

June 14, 2010
By Sharon


If you thought Twitter’s ’search’ feature was thorough, then you have definitely never heard of SnapBird.

SnapBird allows users to search old tweets, time lines, your direct messages and favorite tweets.

This application is great for finding an old tweet you want to reference, save or show another individual. You do not need to authenticate your account to use this application, but SnapBird does suggest that you do.

Currently SnapBird allows you to search, ‘Someone Timeline,’ ‘Someone’s Favorites,’ ‘Your Friends’ Tweets,’ ‘Tweets Mentioning You,’ ‘Your Sent ¬†Direct Messages’ and ‘Your Received Direct Messages.’ Select one of these options, type the Twitter handle you want to search and enter a keyword. ¬†SnapBird will then search the first few hundred tweets for your results.

Once your results are shown, you will see the number of tweets that pertain to your keywords and the total amount of tweets that were searched. Users can opt to search more tweets. If at any time you want to cancel your search, just hit the escape button.

Results are displayed from top to bottom. The SnapBird results shows the person’s Twitter default and when the tweet was originally posted.

SnapBird also gives you a permalink revolving around the date you used the application. SnapBird is a quick way to search tweets for the information you desire the most.

Website: (SnapBird)

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