Simple Mining of Links from Twitter Friends

Yes you can search Twitter for the latest tweets from one of your friends to find that elusive link. At present that means a search over only the last few days. Using Google search for Updates on the other hand yields far too many matches for a @twitterfriend. Twitflink is a really simple and effective add-on tool for Twitter that makes finding that link very easy indeed. Jane @c4lpt tweeted about this tool and I searched her Twitter handle with additional keyword filter ‘link’:

16-08-2010 SNAG-00

Note that the search goes back a long way and only shows tweets with links and the chosen keyword. Excellent!

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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