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Twitter Update Makes All Public Tweets Searchable

Twitter updated its search tool Tuesday to allow any public tweet on the company’s servers to be searchable. Previously, when you ran a search on or within the app, the search results prioritized tweets with high engagement (favorites and retweets), but didn’t include all tweets that might fit that search query. Now, every tweet relevant to each query will show up in results — you may just have to scroll for hours (days?) to get to it. In other words, the search functionality remains the same, the results are just more comprehensive. Topsy, a third-party social-analytics company acquired by Apple last December, unveiled a similar tweet library more than a year ago.

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