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Getting Around Twitter Ajax

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

This is a bit of a hack so you don’t have continuously press the “more” button when trying to get back to old tweets in Twitter. This is helpful if you can’t find what you need through the Twitter search engines and you have an idea when you tweeted something.

**Important Note: If you want to be able to search back on YOUR tweets you need to be looking at YOUR profile with all your tweets. If you want to search everybodies you need to be on the home page. If you want to search someone else’s tweets you need to be on their page. Got it? Good.**

If you hover your mouse over the more button you should see this in the lower left hand corner of your brower:

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We want to get to that URL but you will notice that as soon as you move your mouse off the ‘more’ button you no longer can see that URL. So what we need to do is right click on the ‘more’ button and select ‘Properties’ which should give you something like this:

cc licensed flickr photo shared by shauser

You will need to copy the address given to you in the element properties. Make sure you highlight the whole thing because you will need whole URL address.

Next paste the URL into the address bar and you will see a spot in the url that says “page=x” x being a certain page.

cc licensed flickr photo shared by shauser

You can change that number that follows the “page=” to whatever you want, making it much easier to search further back in your tweets to find something you said many months ago. Of course there is some guessing work involved here but it is much easier then clicking “more” over and over again.

Hope this helps you in your search for past tweets!