I put this together pretty quickly in just a few hours, so I’m sure there are plenty of bugs, but I wanted to get it out there as soon as possible.

here is the link:  http://www.twittfilter.com/iranElection.php#

A problem I have with twitter search during the election is some many RT’ed messages saying the same thing.  So I decided to extend the normal twittFilter search page to hide any message where 90% or greater of the content is the same per search. I also added per person grouping in search.  So if someone is doing a LOT of posting, you will only see the first three posts.  I also have #iranElection, #gr88, and #iran9 as default searches.  You should be able to change to whatever you want and it will remember it using cookies. If there are better tags, please let me know.

The filter is not perfect and right now it errors to show more information then less. I will try to improve it over time.

Let me know if you find any bugs or anything I can do (thats quick) to make it more useful.

BTW, for some reason, in IE, it renders the 3rd search column under the second one. I’ll have a look at that in the morning.  Also, IE has other odd JS issues.


Future, extend removing duplicate across searchs.

Create a div to show duplicates if the user wants.