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28 sites to help you search Twitter and more

Have you noticed that the more and more we use Twitter the more and more new tools & sites show up?  There’s so many of these sites & tools popping up that sometimes it’s hard to keep up with what’s out there.

Here is a list of sites that can be used for searching Twitter friends, tweets and much more.

  • AskTwitr – Shows a map of recent tweets above the results.
  • BackTweets – Type in a URL and see the results, which are simply tweets that mention said URL.
  • Flaptor Twitter Search – A simple Twitter search engine. You can get an RSS feed out of your search query as well.
  • #hashtag – Allows you to search by hashtag, great for conferences & webinars
  • IceRocket – Lets you search Twitter, MySpace, Blogs & the web all in one place.
  • Musebin – Search for tweets that match your musical interests.
  • Nearby Tweets – Just as the name says, it searches for fellow tweeters near you.
  • Terraminds – Search for specific users or tweets.
  • TweepSearch – Allows you to search tweeters bios.
  • Tweetag – Allows you to search for tweets.
  • TweetGrid – Search for up to 9 different topics, events, converstations, hashtags, phrases, people, groups, etc in real-time
  • Twitter Search Engines

    Twitter Search Engines

  • Tweet Scan – This is a search engine for Twitter indexing all the public messages on Twitter.
  • Twellow – Allows you to search by user, occupation, company – This one is great and you should get listed on it as well. I am.
  • twendz – Highlights conversation themes and sentiment of the tweets you are interested in.
  • twithority– Finds tweet for you and displays them in an authority ranking system.
  • Twibs – Twitter business directory. Is your company listed? Mine is.
  • TwitDir – Allows user to search for users by name, location, or username. (NOTE Message on their site still shows offline so hopefully they will be back soon)
  • Twits Like Me – This tool helps you find people on Twitter who share your interests.
  • TwitSeek – Searches for URLs twittered along with the keyword.
  • TwitScoop – Real time search, with a tag cloud.
  • Twitterment – A search engine for Twitter powered by Google search.
  • Twitterfall – View latest ‘tweets’ of upcoming trends and custom searches (the tweets fall from the top of the screen)
  • TwitterTroll – A search engine for Twitter that allows you to find new friends.
  • Twitterverse – Search through archived public timelines and tweets.
  • TwitterWho – Using this, you can search for multiple queries on Twitter at one go.
  • Twopopular – Provides links to trends right now, last 2 hours, 8 hours, day, week or month
  • Twubble – This also helps find people who share your interests on Twitter. It brings our profiles who your current friends are already following.
  • zeitbase – Search Twitter and tweets by word

Please comment below on any other search sites that should be added to the list. Check back often as this list grows.

Read other blogs related to Twitter for even more info.