Twitter Search sucks, so why not use Topsy?

Twitter Search should be brilliant but the reality is that it pretty much sucks. I can only assume that the reason Twitter has limited the scope and functionality of its search tool is so that it can sell its data.

As such it has taken a third party called Topsy to create a ‘social search’ engine based on content posted to Twitter. It has been around for a little while, but I thought I’d give it some love because it has become my go-to place to unearth old tweets, and there are a few other things it can do too.