With the hundreds of tweets that sail through our Twitter feed everyday, it can be difficult to remember who said what, when, or linked to something worthwhile. Search site Snap Bird makes finding particular tweets a breeze.
Although you’re likely able to bookmark interesting things your friends, acquaintances, and Twitter followees tweet about throughout the day, it’s a different story when you’re away from the desk. When you’re out and about and have a few minutes to check your Twitter feed, it’s often difficult to head back and pick up what you saw with Twitter’s general search tool, given the massive results on searches for just about anything.
Snap Bird is an easy online interface where you simply type in a keyword, and a user name, and it searches through the last month’s worth of tweets for that user. It’s relatively speedy, as the only lag we ran into was when we were searching a friends-of-a-friend for assorted phrases. Still, it was quicker to use than heading to a user page and scrolling through message hitory (and incrementally loading more posts) to find something specific.
Even if it’s not something you’ll be using daily, it’s a great web application to keep in mind for those times when you really need to track down an entry. It also doesn’t require a log on, registration, or additional jib-jab.