You saw something on your twitter feed and want to go back to it, but can’t find it, right?
Twitter’s search is helpful for recent tweets. It’s changed its address in the last year. Point your browser to twitter.com/search, not search.twitter.com. And I always recommend you check out the Advanced Search page to refine your search.
But for older tweets, try Topsy.com. In its Guide for Newsrooms, @twitter itself mentions Topsy, with this euphemism, “Topsy allows you to find non-real-time Twitter content for background on bigger stories.”
And by the way, check out that Guide for Newsrooms — you just might pick up another trick or two. And if you are a twitter fiend, check out this “Nine Things You Didn’t Know about Twitter” from a recent New York Times.
I’m always looking for other ideas to share, so leave a comment below of a trick or tip that’s helped you in using online resources for stories.