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Twitter Adds ‘Search By Date’ Feature

Twitter Adds "Search By Date" Feature

Twitter has added a new feature that makes it easier for its users to find old tweets.

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Finally! Old Tweets Now Show Up In Search Results On Twitter

Twitter has announced a big and important change to its search functionality, and it’s an upgrade that pretty much everybody who has been active on Twitter for more than a week has been crying out for.

And here it is: older tweets now show up in search results on Twitter.

I repeat: older tweets now show up in search results on Twitter.

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Proactive Customer Service Made Simple: Conversocial

If your company exists and has customers, it should be monitoring social media – not only for complaints, but for leads as well.

Smart businesses know that keeping a customer makes MUCH more sense than finding a new customer to replace the one you lost. And they also know that while happy customers tell their friends about you and refer new business, unhappy customers tell the WORLD and can destroy you.

If making sense of the noise on Twitter gives your CEO heart palpitations, we have a service that will help you organize customer feedback and save that executive a trip to the ER.

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Can Twitter Predict Oscar Winners Using This Advanced Sentiment Analysis Tracker?

We mentioned last year that although social media can predict many things, it can’t predict the outcome of an event when the people polled have no influence whatsoever. So, no – Twitter can’t predict who will win, but it can tell us who should win.

And this sentiment analysis tracker from Topsy is a bit different from others that have come before it, so it’s worth a look regardless.

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Twitter Slammed For Low-Paid ‘Human Data Analysts’ – But Are Critics MisInformed?

Have you heard about how Twitter search works? They employee real-live people to analyze, categorize and just overall make sense of tweet data. And the folks who perform this “human data analysis” are found on a site called Mechanical Turk.

According to some sources, these workers MUST be low paid – and correspondingly, exploited somehow. But we think these critics may be misinformed.

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look At How Twitter Search Works

Ever wondered how news breaks on Twitter?

When an event happens, and people instantly come to Twitter to search for the event, how do Twitter systems learn what the queries mean without any context, and collect them as a trend, before the search spike is gone?

Twitter’s official Engineering blog just released an in-depth look at how Twitter search works.

The results are pretty impressive – and enlightening.

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Library Of Congress Has Every Tweet, But No Way To Search Them

You know that even if you delete that ill-advised tweet right away, once posted online it’s there forever, right? No, really – it is. And the Library of Congress has it; they have EVERY public tweet sent since 2006.

But don’t worry, no one will be able to take advantage of your social missteps just yet – the database is not searchable. So the likelihood that a researcher will find (and use) your tweets to illustrate humanity’s depravity has been postponed – for now.

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Twitter Gets Googlish With Search Results

In a move reminiscent of Google’s ‘Search Plus Your World,’ Twitter announced today that its now offering ‘People you follow’ search results.

Prepare to be underwhelmed.
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TAG Challenge Proves Too Challenging, But There’s Still A Winner

Remember that social gaming competition we told you about – the Tag Challenge – where you could win $5,000 for catching five fictional jewel thieves? Well, it took place on March 31st and no one won – not entirely. There was a partial winner though, so let’s take a look at them!
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Dataminr Granted Full Access To Twitter Firehose

Twitter has granted full access to its firehose to the social media data mining company rumored to have predicted the death of Osama Bin Laden. The company, Dataminr, plans to use the public tweets “to create actionable signals for enterprise clients.” Wow.
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