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I would like to search twitter messages containing a given search term, but in the relatively distant past (one week), potentially with the specification of a timeframe where the search is performed. Is it possible ?

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Take a look at Topsy.com

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well, works for me :). thanks – Stefano Borini Oct 31 '10 at 22:14

Use the "until" option, on the search form at search.twitter.com or through the API: http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-Search-API-Method:-search

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You could try Snap Bird by Remy Sharp. It can search much further back in time than normal Twitter searches.

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Google search such as: "term1 term2 site:twitter.com". On the results page click "More search tools" in the leftmost column, then click the desired date range (e.g. 'Past week') or click "Custom range..." to specify something more specific.

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Searchtastic seems to search pretty far back, although I don't believe you can specify timeframe. I've had good success with it.

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Not sure how it would work for you, but something to check out.

I also found this link comparing Twitter search sites. http://mashable.com/2009/04/22/twitter-search-services/

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