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Filter By Retweet Only

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by minstrelsinger1, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. minstrelsinger1

    minstrelsinger1 Newbie

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    In order to build a legit account I think it's advisable to only follow people that actually retweet. Following someone that doesn't retweet even if they follow you back is kind of useless, since they will never retweet you.

    Is there any way to show search results by retweets only? This way you can add follow people from those results since they actually do retweet, and ignore the people that never retweet.

    include:retweet will include retweets, but I want to exclude anything that isn't a retweet. Anyone know how to do this?
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There's a not so well known search operator: min_retweets:

    Type your search query into Twitter search and append min_retweets:1 at the end.

    You can combine this with other Twitter search operators, for instance this search string: from:twitter min_retweets:1 lists all tweets from Twitter's official account, which was retweeted at least once, practically all lol, so maybe it's not the best example, but you can catch my drift.

    There's another one for likes too: min_faves:

    I'm not sure, if it's what you're looking for, but maybe you can use this operator for your purpose somehow.
     
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  3. Sebastian Rooks

    Sebastian Rooks Registered Member

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    I've never heard of those, and I will probably find a way to put them to good use in the near future. Thanks.
     
  4. minstrelsinger1

    minstrelsinger1 Newbie

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    That's great thanks. What I'm after specifically though is to somehow see a list of people that have retweeted something. Eg: "someone retweeted: " Then I can go to the "someone" and follow them, because at least I know they do in fact bother retweeting so following them might be worthwhile.