Searching Through your Old Tweets

If you search for your old tweets on Twitter Search you’ll find just a couple of pages of results,or about a week’s worth.

This is not that helpful if you have been using a Twitter hash tag to provide information for a course you are teaching.

So how can you find tweets going back over a longer time?

TwitterWell thanks to Google’s decision back in Oct 2009 to index real time Tweets, you can do a search on Google.

Searches need to search the twitter.com site so start your search with “site:twitter.com” then add search terms such as a user id and what they tweeted about.

Thus to search my tweets for the term eLearning your would search Google for “site:twitter.com kiwicarol elearning“.

Have you found any other ways to search back into the archives of Twitter?

Let us know in comments.

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