Tweetzi, A Twitter search tool

Amarnath Prabhakar March 21, 2009 0

There are a lot of search tools available and we have one more added to the list. Tweetzi is a search tool that searched the tweets on twitter.

Why should you search tweets on twitter?

_ To find out what’s happening beyond your time-line on twitter

- Even in your personal time-line, what if you had missed some news or happening from a specific someone? You can search for it

- Keeping up with interesting news all time

- Keep a watch of trending topics

tweetzi is an easy-to-use tool that provides an optimized search interface into the real-time world of Twitter. Use it to find and tease out useful information from the millions of tweets that make up the ‘Twittersphere’.

Controls & Search Modifiers

These are modifiers that lets you achieve closer matches to your search results. The modifiers used on tweetzi are

//: – Find tweets with links that are possibly related to your query.
“” – Find tweets containing the exact phrase of your query.
# – Find tweets with hashtags for your query.
? –  Find tweets that are possibly asking questions about your query.
:) –  Find tweets based on your query that are possibly positive.
:( –  Find tweets based on your query that are possibly negative.

Search Operators

There are specific search operators that lets you find results with much greater relevance. These are a few examples as drafted in tweetzi

“steve jobs” – Find tweets containing the exact phrase “steve jobs”.
pc OR mac – Find tweets containing either ‘pc’ or ‘mac’ or both.
css -ie6 -  Find tweets containing ‘css’ but not ‘ie6′.
woz since 2009-03-16 – Find tweets containing ‘woz’ and sent since a specific date. (year-month-day)
woz until 2009-03-16 – Find tweets containing ‘woz’ and sent up to a specific date. (year-month-day)
apple filter:links – Find tweets with links that are possibly related to the query ‘apple’.
apple source:twitterfeed – Find tweets containing ‘apple’ and entered via TwitterFeed.
#apple – Find tweets with an ‘apple’ hashtag.
@techcrunch – Find tweets referencing the person ‘techcrunch’.
from:stephenfry – Find tweets sent from the person ‘stephenfry’.
to:stephenfry – Find tweets sent to the person ‘stephenfry’.
macbook lite ? – Find tweets that are possibly asking questions about ‘macbook lite’.
apple :) – Find tweets based on the query ‘apple’ that are possibly positive.
ie6 :( – Find tweets based on the query ‘ie6′ that are possibly negative.

Real-time Search Results

With tweetzi you can conduct a search and then set the results to update in real-time without the need for you to refresh the page or repeat the search. This feature is useful for things like breaking news, important keynotes / webcasts, live blogging / tweeting, live sports events and more.

To activate real-time results press the PLAY > button.

To stop real-time results press the PAUSE || button.

Use tweetzi effectively to keep a tab on the happenings in this world of twittersphere

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