Finding viral tweets using Twitter search is harder than it should be. Unless you browse through current Moments or trending hashtags, it is difficult to find the content that people are responding to.
If you combine the power of these two advanced Twitter search tips, however, they will open up a world of viral content for you!
1. Viral Tweets With Many Retweets & Likes
What if you wanted to find the hottest items related to a Twitter hashtag search? You can look for tweets with a high number of RTs and Likes by adding phrases such as “min_retweets:20” or “min_faves:50” to look for tweets with 20 RT’s or 50 likes (use any number you want to search for super-viral content).
Just type the following examples into the Twitter search bar:
2. Filters in Twitter Search
What if you want to narrow down your search to just the images, videos, or other types of media people share on Twitter? Adding a “filter” for any of the following will restrict your Twitter search results to just these types of tweets:
A few notes: “verified” will return results only from Verified accounts on Twitter, while “safe” returns only those tweets which haven’t been tagged as “potentially sensitive”, according to the Twitter developers.
Bringing It Together
If you take these two tips and combine them, you can dig up some real gems. Try searches like this:
#tbt filter:vine min_faves:100 (Vines with the hashtag #tbt and at least 100 Likes)
puppy filter:images min_retweets:200 (puppy images with at least 200 Retweets)
Walk through that list of filters above, combine it with the min_retweets & min_faves operators, and suddenly you can find the tweets, images, videos, Vines and Periscope feeds that people are reacting to online.
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