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How to search people on Twitter by their e-mail?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by inflames20, May 6, 2010.

  1. inflames20

    inflames20 Newbie

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    I've searched and searched all over Google for Twitter tool that could do this, but still no luck. Does any of you guys knows for some tool that can do that?

    P.S. Yes, there's an option on Twitter search to invite people by their e-mail but I'm not looking for that. I need search engine which can find people (who are already Twitter users) by their e-mail.

    I would be very grateful if someone can help me. Thanks
     
  2. blackheader

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    Advanced people "scrape" twitter to gain thousands of emails every day, with specific scraping-scripts.

    BUT: if you have no experience in scraping and don´t really know what to do, you shouldn´t do it. You´ll really have to know how to scrape, stay under the radar, etc. otherwise you´ll be in big trouble.

    I don´t use scraping-scripts either..

    But, hundreds of twitter users are as stupid enough to post their emails in some of their tweets, you´ll only have to find those!! ;-) Have a try in the search results with "add me facebook", "add me myspace" and similar. BTW: searching for emails doesn´t work. Twitter seems to have blocked those searches.
     
  3. inflames20

    inflames20 Newbie

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    So, you're saying that there's no way to find users on Twitter if you have their e-mail address?

    Hmm.. too bad. :(

    Maybe some tool could be created for that...?
     
  4. blackheader

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    Oh sorry. I think I really missunderstood your question (thought you wanted to gain emails).

    So to answer your question:


    1. go to twitter, into the section "find people", it´s in the area with "mainpage", "profile", etc. [I don´t know the exact name of this section in english, but it should be similar to "find people"]
    2. then you go to "find friends" and select gooogle gmail, yahoo or aol. In one of this accounts you´ll have to save those emails you have as friends/contacts and twitter will search which of those friends are already on twitter...
    3. Twitter will display you those that already have an account on twitter, that means you know now exactly the emails that don´t have an account, too.

    So, I really hope that was what you were looking for!
     
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  5. JarrodKC

    JarrodKC Newbie

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    The twitter search is at http://search.twitter.com as the person at the top of this post said try searching things like "add me to facebook" "add me to myspace" I've never tried this because I do not need emails like this. Let me know how it goes though?