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August 17, 2012 1:14 PM   Subscribe

Is there a simple way to search Twitter for all posts containing a specific hash tag across a specific date range, e.g. search for #humblebrag for the period April 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012? I'm trying to avoid the slow process of working the infinite scroll to view older posts that I have yet to read. Using Win7 and Firefox 14. Thanks.
posted by paphun123 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Here you go.

It's a Google search for site:twitter.com #humblebrag
with a custom date range entered in the search tools on the menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
posted by erst at 1:38 PM on August 17, 2012


Getting closer but what I'd really like to see (and I should have been much clearer about this) are the posts, in date order, of the Humblebrag twitter account, laid out before me for that date range. In other words, I don't want to see a Google page with links to any Twitter user who happened to use that hashtag within that date range, but instead want to see only the scrolling twitter page for the Humblebrag account, but only for a specified date range, as it appears on Twitter (rather than on a search engine.) Thanks for you patience while I describe this!
posted by paphun123 at 2:10 PM on August 17, 2012


Twitter seems to indicate "no."
posted by rhizome at 2:32 PM on August 17, 2012


Shucks. Thanks for your help.
posted by paphun123 at 2:59 PM on August 17, 2012


Maybe Topsy will work?
posted by trunk muffins at 6:27 AM on August 18, 2012


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