[Ads-l] News: Topsy Reaches Bottomsy

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 7 03:55:47 UTC 2016

Thank you, Ben and Jesse, for your knowledgeable responses.

The last time I compared the search engine provided by twitter to the
topsy search engine I found that topsy displayed tweets that were not
displayed by the twitter search engine. Topsy seemed to be more
robust. So I switched to topsy.

I do not remember when I performed the comparison. It was probably
more than one year ago. Perhaps the current twitter search engine is
robust. I hope so.


On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 10:40 PM, Jesse Sheidlower <jester at panix.com> wrote:
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> 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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