50+ Ways to Search Twitter

Posted on April 15th 2010

Hashtags, people, conversations, topics, etc. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting to look for what you need on Twitter. However, having the right tools sure helps a lot. I've put together a list of 50+ sites that you can use to help you find who or what you're looking for. Enjoy

Keywords / Conversations

TweetGrid http://tweetgrid.com/ — A dashboard of Twitter searches
Twitter Troll http://www.twittertroll.com/ — Real time Twitter search engine
TweeTag http://tweetag.com/ — Searches Twitter tags & keywords
CrowdEye http://www.crowdeye.com/home.aspx — Search Twitter and see lots of info about the people behind the results
One Riot http://www.oneriot.com/ — Searches & displays more than just basic info about tweets & RT's
Daily RT http://www.dailyrt.com/ — Real Time search for the most popular RT'd items
TwitScoop http://www.twitscoop.com/ — Twitter client, a real-time search engine, & Real-time trends all in one without refreshing
Twendz http://twendz.waggeneredstrom.com/ — Search /  monitor conversations and sentiment
Twithority http://twithority.com/ — Results ordered by the “authority” (# of followers) a user has
TweetMeme http://tweetmeme.com/ — Hottest links / popular topics
Twopular http://twopular.com/ — Focused on Trends
HashTags http://hashtags.org/ — Focuses on Hashtags
Tweetzi http://tweetzi.com/ — real time search that you can pause
Monitter http://www.monitter.com/ — Real Tim search that lets you follow 3 keywords
TwitAlyzer http://www.twitalyzer.com/twitalyzer/poc/search.asp — Twitter search + Analytics
TweepSearch http://tweepsearch.com/ — sorst results by users
TweetScan http://tweetscan.com/index.php — Search recent topics and also backup your account
Twazzup http://www.twazzup.com/ — Real time search
Tweefind http://www.tweefind.com/ — enhanced Twitter search
Trendistic http://trendistic.com/ — track keywords and see trends
Twitter search & advanced Twitter search http://search.twitter.com/advanced — The original
Trendistic http://search.trendistic.com/ — Search twitter through time
Tweetzi http://tweetzi.com/ — Real time search and trends
Twitter Power Search http://twitterpowersearch.com/ — real time twitter search, current twitter top trends, multiple real time web searches, images, audio, video, etc

People

ExecTweets http://www.exectweets.com/ — Search for Execs on Twitter
TwitSeeker http://twitseeker.com/ — Search for users based on keywords
TwitDir http://twitdir.com/search_lite.php — Directory of Twitter users searchable by UN, name, descrition, location, etc
SerendipiTwitterous http://ouseful.open.ac.uk/serendipitwitterous/ — Search a user's recent tweets & tags
Tweepz http://www.tweepz.com/ — Twitter Search results with added info about the tweep
uTwitBook http://www.utwitbook.com/ — Search for users
Twellow http://www.twellow.com/ — Twitter yellow pages
Twibes http://www.twibes.com/ — Twitter useres and groups
WeFolllow http://wefollow.com/ — Twitter user search
JustTweetIt http://justtweetit.com/ — User search
TwitterHolic http://twitterholic.com/ — User search
LocaFollow http://www.locafollow.com/ — User search based around location
TwitProfiles www.twitprofiles.com/ — Find profiles and info quickly
TwipList http://www.twiplist.com/ - Twitter user directory
Quertweet http://www.quertweet.com/ — Tag based user directory
Twitr http://twitr.org/ — Tag and user based directory
TweetFind http://www.tweetfind.com/ — Directory of businesses and users

Twitter & More

WhosTalkin http://www.whostalkin.com/ — Social Search with Twitter option
ItPints http://itpints.com/ —  Another Social Search with Twitter option
BingTweets - http://bingtweets.com/ — Bing & Twitter together
Twiogle http://twiogle.com/ — Twitter / Google mashup that allows you to retweet Twitter items from their page, link to the search results, etc
Twingly http://www.twingly.com/microblogsearch — Search blogs & microblogs , including Twitter
Yauba http://www.yauba.com/ — Searches the web & twitter
Collecta http://collecta.com/ — Search social sites including Twitter
IceRocket http://www.icerocket.com/ — Social Search that includes Twitter
Topsy http://topsy.com/ — Social & Twitter ordered by RT's
Scoopler http://www.scoopler.com/ — Real Time search engine that also hits Twitter
Social Mention http://www.socialmention.com/ — social search that includes Twitter
Heapr http://www1.heapr.com/splash — Google / Twitter mashup

Are there any I missed? Anything that should be added? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading,
Josh “Shua” Peters

Comments

IngridA
Posted on April 15th 2010 at 10:29PM
Thanks for taking the time to compile this fantastic list. Great to know :)! And I look forward to checking some of these out.
JoshPeters
Posted on April 15th 2010 at 10:43PM
You're both welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've been slowly collecting them for over a month and this morning saw how many I had compiled and decided it was time for a post. I really hope you get some good use out of this list.
Neil Ferree
Posted on April 15th 2010 at 10:46PM
Great list Josh! I like to look at the uberVU graphs on a variety of keywords and trending topics and the Twitter count / feed is always at the top. It will difficult to select which of your 50 I'll be using in the near term.

 

 


Posted on August 25th 2010 at 2:27AM

Searching Social Networks like twitter is great, it reminds me of www.searchulike.com that helps search social Bookmarks... we can track social bookmarks by username

JoshPeters
Posted on April 16th 2010 at 4:43PM
Thanks Neil. Even after looking at all of these it was hard to determine what I am going to use regularly, i'm still playing with some of them.

NP, thanks for letting me know, I'll be sure to add it to the new ones I've been clued into since doing this post.

Gido, I haven't seen one that does it all because some of them are directories for specific types of people, events, tags, etc. But many of them are similar so I wouldn't use them all the time.

Thanks Ted, and thanks for spreading it even further. Hope it's a resource that lots of people can use.

Andy, I like Twellow, social mention, wefollow, tweepsearch, and some of the others just depending on what I'm doing.

ariherzog
Posted on April 17th 2010 at 2:46AM
You neglected to mention my favorite search tool to find people -- specifically to triangulate which people are followed by sets of two or three other people.

Meaning, if I want to view a list of everyone that I and you and the White House collectively follow, I visit Twiangulate. Very useful.

The rest of your list is equally useful. ;)

JoshPeters
Posted on April 17th 2010 at 3:03AM
Ari, thank you for that one, I will need to do a follow up list with the ones people have clued me into that I didn't have.
JoshPeters
Posted on April 19th 2010 at 5:22PM
So long as there is credit given there's never a problem with linking.
Posted on July 30th 2010 at 5:32PM

I think http://chirrps.com is one of the best ways I've found to search the top tweets.

Posted on July 10th 2011 at 6:32PM

Hi Josh! Great list.  I'd love to include it in a piece I'm working on (with appropriate credit of course).  Would like to get your permission...