How can I effectively search Tumblr/Twitter?

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How can I effectively search Tumblr/Twitter?

Post by oqua » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:42 pm

How can I effectively search Tumblr?

Tumblr is a treasure trove of cool old stuff. Here are some URL tips for searching Tumblr effectively!

I'm using Dan's blog as an example:

http://danielhowell.tumblr.com//archive
  • From here, you can filter by either date (by choosing a month and year) or by post type (photo, text, ask, etc.)
http://danielhowell.tumblr.com//day/YYYY/MM/DD http://danielhowell.tumblr.com//tagged/TAG http://danielhowell.tumblr.com//tagged/TAG/chrono http://danielhowell.tumblr.com//search/WORD https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/TAG?before=TIMESTAMP
To search all of tumblr for posts with a particular tag posted before a certain date/time:
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Re: How can I effectively search Tumblr/Twitter?

Post by oqua » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:02 pm

How can I effectively search Twitter?

If you are on desktop, you can use Twitter advanced search: https://twitter.com/search-advanced

If you are on mobile, or just want another (maybe quicker) way to use advanced search functions, there are a variety of "query operators" that you can use instead.

The most useful are, in my opinion:
  • from:username
  • to:username
  • until:YYYY-DD-MM
  • since:YYYY-DD-MM
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Source: https://dev.twitter.com/rest/public/search

NOTE: When you get to the results page (on both mobile and desktop), be sure to click "LATEST" at the top. It defaults to showing you the "TOP" tweets, which won't be all the search results.

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