Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Where, Oh Where Has My Little Tweet Gone?

Recently, as part of the Oracle ACE renewal process, I was tasked with gathering statistics around my tweets. How many tweets were about Oracle? How many tweets about Cloud? How many tweets about Cloud? (not a typo) Now, I knew of the advanced search capabilities accessed here:

https://twitter.com/search-advanced




What I was not aware of was just how powerful the simple Search field is on the Twitter header bar. Log into twitter.com and in the upper right area of the screen, you see something like this.





You can get super creative identifying specific hashtags, users, accounts, and date ranges. Let's look at some examples...

Say I want to see all my tweets since October 1, 2016. All you do is enter into the search field:

     from:monty_latiolais since:2016-10-01

Pretty cool, eh?

Here are some additional searches you can easily perform right from the basic Search field.

Display all my tweets between a certain date range

     from:monty_latiolais since:2016-10-01 until:2016-10-15


Display all my tweets to another account (example: odtug)

     from:monty_latiolais @odtug


Display all my tweets to multiple accounts (example: odtug or insum_solutions)

     from:monty_latiolais @odtug OR @insum_solutions


Display all my tweets that include hashtag #kscope16

     #kscope16 from:monty_latiolais


Display all my tweets that include hashtag #kscope16 or hashtag #kscope17

     #kscope16 OR #kscope17 from:monty_latiolais


Display all my tweets that include the word 'chicago'

     chicago from:monty_latiolais


Finally, display all my tweets that include the word 'chicago', but not the word '5k', within a date range, that includes hashtag #oracle

     chicago -5k #oracle from:monty_latiolais since:2014-07-01 until:2016-11-22




...our journey continues



3 comments:

Unknown said...

I never knew about how flexible that search could be, thank you for that Monty :-)

Monty Latiolais said...

You're VERY welcome!

Monty

Ankit Sohani said...

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