[Ads-l] News: Topsy Reaches Bottomsy

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 7 03:37:49 UTC 2016


On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 10:26 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
>
> The best search engine for twitter was Topsy. I think. It appears that
> Topsy may be out of business. The web address topsy.com redirects to
> support.apple.com. The verified twitter account for Topsy sent the
> message below:
>
> [Begin tweet]
> Topsy =E2=80=8F at Topsy 15 Dec 2015
> We've searched our last tweet.
> 8:20 PM - 15 Dec 2015
> [End tweet]
>
> Any ideas for the best way to search old tweets for "adulting"? Trying
> to use the search engine supplied by twitter seems to be ineffective.

You can try using the "until" parameter in your Twitter search query, e.g.:

<adulting until:2009-06-01>

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=adulting%20until%3A2009-06-01&src=typd

Or you can specify a date range in advanced search:

https://twitter.com/search-advanced

--bgz

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