Social networking sites have become a major vehicle for news dissemination and comment. Microblogs such as Twitter have become very popular. This chapter reviews some of the search tools, syntax and directories that have been developed for microblog searching.
As a result of the Web 2.0 explosion during the past decade, today a lot of the hot news and gossip can be found in or discovered through different social networking services and tools (SNSTs). Users of these tools spread news and information about current events by commenting on and frequently linking to news stories, blog posts and similar web pages. According to ...