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Do you have a lot of Twitter followers? Do you receive a ton of messages? Are you a blogger? If you answered yes to any of those questions then probably use Twitter Search on occasion to look up replies, messages or mentions. However, the problem with Twitter Search is that it only allows you to go back 10 days. But what if you want to see what someone wrote to your 3 weeks ago?
Or how about 3 months ago?
Until now, you probably just searched page after page to find what you were looking for.
Well, this is where a little site called Snap Bird comes in to play.
Snap Bird is an easy as pie way to search your Twitter history beyond the 10 days that Twitter Search allots you. It also allows you to search only within your friends tweets, within your DM’s and within any user’s favorites.
All you have to do is head to Snap Bird’s website, authenticate your Twitter account (it doesn’t do anything but ‘read it’) and bam, you have a multitude of search options at your disposal through that little search tool you see up there in the top left corner. If all you want to do is search a time line or favorites, you don’t even need to authenticate, just go ahead and search as soon as you reach the page.
Yes, it sounds too good to be true so skeptics out there are probably wondering if it works as advertised?
In a word: yes.
In fact, it goes beyond just working properly. It also put everything in chronological order, shows you how many tweets your query matched, how far the search went back, and it also gives you an option to permalink just in case you want to access the info at a later date. It also has no limit to how far it can search back so you can search as far back as you want.
Again, not possible with Twitter Search.
So if you’re constantly trying to find old messages or you just want to relive something funny that took place on Twitter a few months back, Snap Bird is an efficient and very simple way to satisfy your needs.
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