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Searching For a Better Twitter Search

out of the blue December 16, 2008

Jaimy Szymanski | Social MediaFor those of you who use Twitter, you probably have a similar frustration as we do in the office: how to search for people if you don’t know their exact Twitter name.

I’ve tried the “Find People” at the top. That only takes you to your Web-based e-mail contact search (a little irrelevant for me, as most of my e-mail goes directly to my work account).

Searching through “Twitter Search” at the bottom rarely (if, ever) pulls up the person you’re looking for. Even if you do have their Twitter account name, it can be difficult to find them through this function.

Is there something I’m missing? Or, rather, is it just a poor feature of Twitter, one yet to be developed or tweaked?

I just want to find people without jumping through hoops. Too much to ask?