Snap Bird 04/14/12
Ugh. Why can’t Twitter search be better? Luckily there’s Snap Bird. It helps you “re-find the ones that got away.”
I wish I had come up with that tagline but it was a modified version of a Tweet by @zoblue.
And it does a great job of summarizing how Snap Bird fixes Twitter’s search shortcomings.
Take the example above.
You vaguely remember you saw something about a DIY Camera Jib in Pro Video Coalition’s Twitter feed but you have know idea when you saw it. Searching for it on Twitter is like trying look things up in the Yellow Pages. It’s overwhelming, frustrating and coma inducing.
Putting the phrase in Snap Bird, on the other hand, will pull up the above Tweet in a matter of seconds.
Besides searching someone’s timeline you can also search:
- Someone’s favorites
- Your friend’s tweets
- Tweets mentioning you
- Your sent direct messages
- Your received direct messages
Adding this site to your bookmarks toolbar is a no-brainer.
As video editors, we’ve already wasted enough of our lives waiting for renders, let’s not add ‘Twitter scouring to the list. Snap out of it. Use Snap Bird (sorry, couldn’t resist).