[Ads-l] News: Topsy Reaches Bottomsy

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Jan 7 03:40:16 UTC 2016


I've found the revamped Twitter advanced search to be extremely effective. What are the problems you see with it?

Here's a good one from 2009:

Claude ‏@JenClaude 24 Aug 2009
Eatin' granola and watchin' Black Books. No more adulting for me today.

Here's the earliest I can find, though in a different sense:

Aldrin ‏@Aldrin_Muya 29 Dec 2008
@ditzyAzian Why thank you for the compliment. Alas! I was kidding as well. In fact, I can honestly say I was adulting. Chihihi! X]

Jesse Sheidlower

On Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 10:26:55PM -0500, 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 ‏@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.
> 
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