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Getting To Know The New Twitter Search

Earlier this week, while searching on Twitter, I was presented with a revamped search interface, but only for a minute or two (luckily, it was long enough to get a couple screen grabs). Then it went away. Even while I was able to access this version of Twitter Search, it wasn’t working properly. None of the filters worked. They all …

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Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience

While covering Google’s closure of Google Moderator earlier, I searched Twitter on the desktop to see what people were saying about it (not much so far), and suddenly, just for a minute or two, Twitter was serving me a completely different search interface. Then, it was nowhere to be found. It actually went away before I left the page. Here’s …

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Twitter Search Now Indexes Every Public Tweet From Last 8 Years

Twitter’s search engine just got a lot more comprehensive. It’s long been a helpful tool for real-time search, but now it’s going to be a lot better at surfacing historic content. The company announced on Tuesday that it now indexes every public tweet since 2006. This functionality is rolling out to users over the next few days. Twitter’s Yi Zhuang …

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Apple Acquires Topsy, Which Recently Launched A Twitter Search Engine

Apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy Labs for over $200 million, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter”. Topsy made headlines a few months ago when it launched a new search engine for Twitter, indexing every public tweet and making them searchable. Apple only confirmed the acquisition with its typical …

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Twitter Makes Mobile Apps More Search-Friendly

Twitter announced that it has updated its search feature on Android and iOS, making it more useful for actually finding stuff. With the update, users can toggle between top tweets and all tweets at the top of the search results, much like on the desktop version. Twitter has also added a photo search filter so you can view tweets with …

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Topsy Indexes Every Public Tweet, Makes Them All Searchable

Why are other companies always making Twitter features better than Twitter does? This is especially true for search. I don’t know if you recall Twitter Search from a few years ago, but it was pretty bad. The company knew this, so it bought Summize, which was doing a much better job at allowing users to search Twitter. Since then, Twitter …

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Twitter Announces Update To Search On Desktop

Twitter announced via a brief tweet this afternoon that it has launched an update to Twitter search. The update involves photos and accounts in search results and added context (including recent searches) as you type. This is pretty much all Twitter had to say about it. No blog post or anything. Search update on http://t.co/eNvqKTup1d: See photos & accounts in …

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Twitter Shares Some Search Ranking Details

As previously reported, Twitter has launched some new search-related changes for its iOS and Android apps. Here’s what Twitter said about search in the announcement: “Search results now surface the most relevant mix of Tweets, photos, and accounts, all in one stream (similar to the stream in Discover). We’ve also added a new search button to Twitter for iPhone, letting …

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Here Are The Big Twitter Search Changes

Earlier, Twitter hinted at a big search overhaul to come, and now the company has unveiled what exactly that entails. First, Twitter is launching search autocomplete and “people you follow” search results to Twitter.com. “In addition to recent improvements like related query suggestions, spelling corrections and more relevant search results, these updates make it even easier to immediately get closer …

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Twitter Focuses On Search As Google Struggles With Its Mission

Should Google worry about losing a portion of its search market share to Twitter? Most people probably don’t think about Twitter so much as a search engine, yet it’s the go-to place for up-to-the-second updates on any event in the world. News often breaks on Twitter before actual news publications get to it. Twitter search is a way not only …

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