Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Search Twitter Posts by User

Tweet Scan is useful for finding replies that Twitter doesn't or for easily following topics and conversations you care about. There is another feature that people keep requesting, and it's a pleasure to fulfill that request. People(you) want to be able to search tweets by themselves or another user. It's like searching your own email, a must-have feature.

Testing it has been a lot of fun. For example, I wanted to revisit the link codinghorror posted in this post but there was really no good way to do it before now. With a simple search for "mouse" by "codinghorror" it was quite easy to find.

That's why I present to you the ability to search posts by user. Try it out and send a shoutout to @weex or just mention tweetscan if you like it. Happy scanning.

9 comments:

srcasm said...

Just an FYI, clicking on the TweetScan logo while on the stats page does not work. It should not be a relative link, it should be absolute to take you back to the homepage. But great service!

tweetip said...

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___TweetScan___ is mentioned on Fred Wilson's blog via:

http://twitter.com/tweetip/statuses/673153572



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Will M. said...

Hi. Great service. It would be even more useful if you could exclude certain users from the results (i.e., "-user"). I tried searching for "Sacramento", but automated traffic alerts are all that is returned. If I could exclude that one user, I might find some interesting results. Just a thought. Thanks for this service!

David said...

@will m. Thanks for the suggestion. It has been implemented.

Anonymous said...

I religiously delete my tweets of the day every night. Partly, because I don't think it's necessary to keep them for all ages and waste the server space; party for privacy concerns. A number of momentarily snapshots will one fine day have amounted to a whole picture of me that will still be only a fragment of my real self, but enough for e.g. Marketing scum to harass me with their spiel.

Yet all my former tweets show up when I look up my User ID on Tweetscan. When I delete a tweet on Twitter, I'm asked if I'm sure, since it will be gone forever. Well, apparently not.

I'm not naive and after 35 years spent online I know that there is no such thing as privacy on the net. But I am outraged that you're leeching people's tweets without their knowledge or explicit permission to do so.

What must I do to have my tweets removed permanently from your archive? You have already forced me to protect my tweets, which I never wanted to do, because it takes the fun out of Twitter.

@Willscrlt said...

Nice job! And that was a very fast response. It's great to see developers that really care like that. -- Will M.

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