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Apple doesn’t do social media. Right?
With the exception of the ill-advised Ping and Apple’s iTunes social media profiles on Twitter and Facebook, that’s largely true: Apple doesn’t do social media. And when they’ve done it in the past (i.e., the aforementioned Ping), they’ve done it poorly.
With over 170 billion total tweets and more than 1.6 billion search queries per day, Twitter is an information powerhouse. But the real trick for most users is not getting at information… it’s getting at the right information.
Twitter itself has a basic search function, as well as an advanced search function. Both of these are great ways to find relevant information and new accounts to follow… but they’re not perfect.
A new tool released by Northwestern University’s Knight Lab called twXplorer is a visually-pleasing, informationally-relevant Twitter search tool that might actually do Twitter search better than Twitter itself.
Tame, billing itself as the first context search engine for Twitter, launched globally last week, delivering relevant content around any specific topic to journalists, PR reps, and marketers in real-time.
Berlin-based Tame attempts to assuage the as-yet-unsolved problem of sifting through the Twitter firehose to find relevant and accurate information.
One of the ways to get the most out of your time on Twitter is by utilizing Advanced Search.
When you use Twitter as a search engine, you put yourself on the power end of the data firehose, rather than in its direct path, sputtering among the hundreds of tweets you see streaming past.
A great tool I just came across that kicks Twitter’s search function up a notch is called NeedTagger.
You may have noticed older tweets coming up in search since Twitter’s update last month and thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice to see top tweets that were most relevant to my search popping up first?”
Well, as Twitter is the nicest virtual place on Earth (yes, just like Disney World), they’ve updated their app with this ability – and a few more.
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.
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.
For a long time Twitter’s search functionality was criminally underused. Twitter knew this – heck, everybody knew this – and slowly but surely it has started to make improvements to its search tool to encourage users to be more proactive.
Yesterday, Twitter announced further revisions to search, including greater emphasis on photos and videos, stronger media placement on apps and an explanation as to how and why your top tweets in search are selected.
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