Thursday, September 23, 2010

How to search old tweets: 10 tools, 20 features

Twitter’s default search only goes back a week—if that—and often chokes on multiple keyword searches. Fortunately, there ARE many great alternatives, and I’ve included a chart comparing the nine top tweet search engines below. Here are links to each of the nine, in order of what I’ve found most useful to least useful for general tweet searches (however, some are powerful in other ways)):

  1. Searchtastic
  2. SnapBird
  3. TwimeMachine
  4. Topsy
  5. TweetBoard
  6. Google Advanced Search
  7. TweetScan
  8. BackTweets
  9. FriendFeed
  10. Twitter Advanced Search
Aravind T..