Track down old tweets in your timeline, as well as favourites, mentions and direct messages
What is it: Search tool for Twitter’s archive
How is it of use to journalists? If you’ve ever tried to track down an old tweet either in your own timeline or someone else’s, you’ll know it can be like searching for a needle in a haystack.
Here’s where Snapbird can make your life a lot easier. This free tool allows you to search by keyword for a particular tweet in your timeline, as well as favourites and mentions. You can also search these categories in other people’s tweets, while searching for direct messages is of course limited to your own account only.
Snapbird will search your Twitter history back to when time began (or at least back to when you first signed up to Twitter).