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How do I search within someone's tweets?

I remember Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) had posted a tweet about a new website, but I can't seem to find the link. Is there any way I can search within someone's tweets to find that link?
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How do I search within a Twitter user's likes?

On X (formerly known as Twitter), is there an operator that allows you to search within a user's likes? Perhaps something like likes:username or list:username/likes, etc.?
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How can I follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?

Is it possible to follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?
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How can I backup all of my tweets?

Is there a way to download a backup of all of my own tweets, in case Twitter ever goes down for good?
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How do I find the most liked tweet from an account?

Is it possible to find the most liked tweet from a public Twitter account? For example, what is the most liked @StackOverflow tweet?
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How do I connect Google+ with Twitter?

I want my Google+ account to be automatically updated when I post a tweet on Twitter.
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How did this guy hack Twitter's 140-character limit?

Today I was surprised to see that a guy has hacked Twitter's 140-character limit. The message consists of 930 characters. How could this be possible? The direct link to this tweet is here. For ...
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32 votes
10 answers
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Is there a way to get email notifications when someone tweets?

I would like to know if there is any way in which I can get email notifications when only "specific" people tweet on Twitter. Further, would it be possible to filter these alerts based on some ...
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31 votes
4 answers
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How do I find my retweets of a certain account?

On twitter, @Someone shared something interesting and I retweeted it. Some time passes, and now I want to read it again. Problem is, I tweeted and retweeted lots of other stuff, and also @someone also ...
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What does 'MT' mean in Twitter?

I keep seeing 'MT' used in much the same way that 'RT' is frequently used. What is the difference? Should I be using 'MT'?
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Why do some people start their tweets with a dot?

Nowadays in my Twitter feed I have started seeing Tweets with a preceding . (dot) in them. I don't know why they do so. Here is such an example. Why are they wasting their one character for .? ...
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How can I throttle an over talkative person I'm following on Twitter without unfollowing?

In my stream of people I'm following usually one person tweets way more often than everyone else. How can I restrict the feed to show just a representative sample, or a maximum number of tweets per ...
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Is there a way to filter out retweets?

Too many people are retweeting to the point that I get sick of reading the same stuff again and again. How can I filter out retweets?
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27 votes
3 answers
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How do I search within a Twitter list?

That is, I have created a Twitter list with some 100 members and would like to search for a particular word within all users of the list.
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26 votes
2 answers
28k views

How can I get Twitter videos to continue playing even after their tab has lost focus?

One feature that I really like on Facebook is that I can start a video playing and then do other things. I can switch to a different tab and I will continue to listen to the video's audio playing ...
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24 votes
4 answers
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How to avoid Twitter's URL shortening

I want to post an URL in Twitter, but I don't want it to be shortened - the domain is a 3 letter word so it doesn't even make sense to shorten it. However, when I am writing the tweet in the website I ...
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22 votes
10 answers
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How do I save an image from twitter.com on a browser?

Twitter apparently doesn't like the idea of people saving images and other media elements from their feed, because they've made it awfully difficult. Things I've tried right click hoping for save ...
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6 answers
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Any alternatives for Twitter RSS after native service is shut down? [closed]

Twitter's RSS feeds used to be in the form https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/username.rss; then they moved to https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=username. ...
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How do I turn off 'like' notifications on Twitter?

On Twitter - I don't want notifications whenever someone likes my tweet, or likes tweets that I'm mentioned in. However, I do want to be notified when someone replies to my tweets. I want these ...
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4 answers
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Is there a hack to force Twitter not to convert words like ASP.NET to links?

Currently, Twitter converts anything that has dot inside it into a link, e.g. ASP.NET becomes http://ASP.NET, Any.DO becomes http://Any.DO etc. I currently make a space if I want the word to stay the ...
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21 votes
2 answers
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How to see all tweets to a particular user

I am following a certain person on twitter. I then started following another person who is also following him. I noticed that after I did this I could see the tweets that this person was making to ...
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How can I unfollow everyone at once on Twitter?

Instead of manually unfollowing everyone by clicking on "Unfollow", is there a way to automatically unfollow everyone on Twitter?
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How to make a self referential (recursive) tweet on Twitter?

One of the tweets by Notch (MineCraft creator) was as follows: I love recursion, as seen here: https://twitter.com/#!/notch/status/103165179721814016 I am using the long url format instead of the ...
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How do I disable the "interesting tweet" notification type on Twitter?

In the past, I would get Twitter notifications when someone liked or retweeted a tweet, or started following me. If I hadn't visited Twitter for a while after, I'd get an e-mail saying there were ...
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6 answers
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How do you find a Twitter RSS feed?

Given a Twitter username, where do you find the RSS feed for that user?
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When using Chrome, why does Twitter's home page redirect me to a search for "searchTerms"?

This has been going on for some time. Whenever I type twitter.com into Chrome's omnibar, I am redirected to https://twitter.com/search/%7BsearchTerms%7D?source=desktop-search. Given the tweets showing ...
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18 votes
3 answers
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Can I see who I've blocked in Twitter?

Is there a page on Twitter where you can view all the users you have blocked (similar to viewing your block list on Facebook)?
Kevin Yap's user avatar
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18 votes
5 answers
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Be notified of @-messages on Twitter

On Twitter, how can I receive an automatic notification through email if somebody writes an @-message to me?
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17 votes
6 answers
46k views

How to find the exact time a tweet was tweeted

So on the Twitter website, underneath the post there's a timestamp, but it's not very specific - it will just say something like Jul 10, or 11 hours ago or something like that. Is there any way to ...
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17 votes
3 answers
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How do I find out all the users who retweeted a tweet of mine?

The "Your tweets retweeted" page on Twitter shows which of your tweets have been retweeted, but usually it says something like "retweeted by @madeuptwitteraccount and others" is there any way to find ...
Christi's user avatar
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16 votes
7 answers
46k views

How do I upload transparent avatar to Twitter?

Whenever I try to upload a .png with transparent background on Twitter I am getting a white background. I tried to upload different sizes (24x24, 256x256, 512x512) but it didn't help. It appears ...
Khurshid Alam's user avatar
16 votes
3 answers
27k views

How can I delete my Twitter account?

I've decided I don't want to use Twitter any more - how can I delete my account?
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15 votes
4 answers
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Is it possible to make a link for a specific Twitter post?

I want to share a specific Twitter post to my friend. For that I need to make a link for that post. How can I do that?
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15 votes
6 answers
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First tweet of a user

I'd like to see the first tweet of a Twitter user. Is this possible without clicking "more" a hundred times?
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15 votes
3 answers
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Is there any way to claim an abandoned Twitter username?

I've been in the process of trying to update my usernames on various online services to a common username. I've been fortunate on most of the sites to get the username I want (eg. Gmail, Facebook) but ...
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2 answers
8k views

Click statistics with Twitter's t.co URL shortener?

Now that Twitter automatically shortens urls with its t.co service, 3rd party services like bit.ly / j.mp have become somewhat superfluous (for Twitter use). However, bit.ly provides nice click ...
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15 votes
4 answers
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Download all the tweets from a Twitter user

I thought this was a method with which I could use to list all the tweets from a Twitter user: curl -s --user-agent 'Mozilla' --insecure 'https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/vodafone_au.xml?...
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14 votes
11 answers
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Alternatives to Twitter [closed]

I am looking for alternatives to Twitter. In particular, the annoyances I am looking to fix are: Twitter does conversations really poorly. The replies aren't grouped with the messages they are ...
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14 votes
3 answers
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Get most retweeted tweets of an account

Given a Twitter account, say RealCarrotFacts, how can I order its tweets decreasing by number of retweets?
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14 votes
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How can I turn off Retweets from persons I am following?

I like (most of) the people I follow. But some of them just Retweet a bunch of noise. Is there an option in Twitter to turn off these Retweets ? I already can I see the top Retweets in the sidebar so ...
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How do I see who Retweeted my tweets?

Twitter now has an 'activity' tab where the 'retweets' tab used to be. How can I find out which of my tweets have been retweeted, and by whom?
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13 votes
6 answers
243k views

Can I add a line break in my Twitter bio?

My Twitter bio looks bad because the line is split at unfortunate places. Can I force a line break at a particular place? The form at https://twitter.com/settings/profile inserts carriage returns ...
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When changing a Twitter handle, does Twitter auto-redirect new tweets?

We've recently changed our company name (more a variation of official name, but has the same effect). We want to change our Twitter handle to reflect this, the new handle is available and we can ...
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How can I see a discussion with both sides in Twitter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tracking conversations in twitter When I open somebody's tweets page, I often see his responses to his friends' posts, but without those posts themselves. Is there a way to ...
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2 answers
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Why does Twitter have a 140 character limit?

I'm just curious to know why, years after the release of Twitter, it still has a 140 character limit? What's the purpose of this? Certainly even with billions of tweets a day it wouldn't cost that ...
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How to exclude usernames and handles while searching twitter

While searching twitter for rather generic terms, returned search results include bio-names and handles of users. How to filter those fields from search results? For example: Searching latest tweets ...
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How can I delete all my direct messages at once in Twitter?

How do I delete all my Twitter direct messages in one go without having to click the delete button for each message? The Twitter help article About direct messages, as of February 26, 2023 says the ...
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11 votes
1 answer
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How to hide a spammy mention on Twitter?

On the Twitter > @Mentions tab, is it possible to hide a spammy mention there? I got some unnecessary mentions from unknown Twitter users (I'm suspicious it's not even a person), its tweet is ...
Arie's user avatar
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11 votes
1 answer
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Use Twitter Advanced search to find retweets made by a single account?

I've been trying to find a way using Twitter Advanced Search to return retweets made by a certain user. I'm trying to use a 3rd party tool called Twools to pull just retweets using a search. I've ...
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2 answers
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Search Twitter for Tweets Containing Polls

I'm trying to figure out a way to use Twitter Advanced Search to find only tweets containing polls. Ideally, there should have been a designated filter operator like filter:polls but it doesn't exist....
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