Community

This module allows you to do research on:

  • Members of your community: for example, you can quickly detect your new followers and unfollowers and act accordingly (follow, unfollow, …) or follow the evolution of your community through statistics.
  • Followers and followings of a foreign account: if the foreign account discusses topics similar to yours, this will allow you to discover Twitter users with the same interests as you.
  • Twitter: you can quickly discover interesting Twitter accounts by taking full advantage of the power of the search system.

You can view the results of a search in two ways:

  • List: displays the list of users found and allows you to act on them (follow, unfollow, …)
  • Statistics : displays statistics about the users found.

To select the view mode, see View below.

The rest of the page describes the common parts of the two view modes: the search system.

You can view the list of users found or do statistics on them. To do this, choose the appropriate option in the Sidebar View section:

By default, the search is done in the working account community. You can also search in:

  • Followers of one of your accounts (other than the working account): @Socialfave_EUR and @Socialfave_US in the example.
  • Followings of one of your accounts (other than the working account): @Socialfave_EUR and @Socialfave_US in the example.
  • Followers of a foreign account.
  • Followings of a foreign account. : @TechCrunch in the example.
  • All your sources (own and foreign accounts): in the example, if you select the source All your sources, the search will be done in the communities of @Socialfave, @Socialfave_EUR and @Sociafave_US as well as in followers and / or followings of foreign accounts.
  • Twitter: searches on all Twitter accounts in our database.

The community, in the sense of Socialfave, is not limited to followers and followings but also contains old followers and followings, as well as blocked accounts and authors of retweets and likes imported.

By default, the search is performed on all users of the selected source. The corresponding criterion is the first one of the list and has the same name as the source: here the criterion called Community of @Socialfave corresponds to the source Community of Socialfave.

The other criteria are:

  • New followers : users who have recently followed the working account. You can set the age of the subscription (1 week by default) by clicking on Criteria parameters in the sidebar.
  • New unfollowers: users who have recently unfollowed the working account. You can set the unsubscription age (1 week by default) by clicking Criteria Parameters in the sidebar.
  • Followers: users who follow your working account.
  • Followings: users followed by the working account.
  • Fans : users who follow the working account without being followed back.
  • Followback: users followed by the working account and following it back.
  • Not followback: users followed by the working account and do not follow it back.
  • Unfollowers: users who do not follow the working account but have followed it in the past.
  • Unfollowings: users who are not followed by the work account but have been followed in the past.
  • Not followers: users who do not follow the working account.
  • Not followed: users not followed by the working account.
  • Blocked accounts: users blocked by the working account.
  • Muted accounts: users muted by the working account.
  • Whitelist: users whitelisted by the working account.
  • Blacklist: users blacklisted by the working account.

Some criteria are configurable. When this happens, a Criteria Parameters section appears in the sidebar under the Criteria section. This section allows you to adjust the parameters. Here are, for example, the parameters available for the New Followers criterion:

Filters make it possible to refine the selection, for example by filtering the users according to the language, the number of followers, the activity, …

See Filters for filter operation.

The following describes the available filters for the Community module.

Attributes

Searches for users based on application-specific attributes.

Tags

Search for users based on the tags you have assigned to them. This filter works in the same way as the Hashtags filter in the Tweets & likes module.

Rating

Search for users based on your rating.

Network

The following filters search users based on the importance of their network.

Followers count

Searches users based on their number of followers.

Followings count

Searches users based on their number of followings.

Listed count

Searches users based on the number of lists they belong to.

Followers/followings ratio

Searches users based on their followers/followings ratio.

Activity

The following filters search users based on their activity on Twitter.

Tweets count

Search users based on the number of Tweets (or Retweets) posted since the opening of their Twitter account.

Likes count

Search users based on their number of likes since opening their Twitter account.

Tweets per day count

Search users based on the average number of Tweets they post per day. This number is equal to the ratio of the number of Tweets on the account's age in days.

Account creation date

Search users based on the age of their Twitter account.

Latest Tweet date

Search users based on the date of their latest Tweet.

Profile

The following filters are searching for users based on their Twitter profile data.

Customized profile image

Search for users who have customized their profile image or not. The filter in the screenshot searches for eggs.

Not empty desscription

Search for users who have filled in their bio or not.

Verified account

Search for users with an (official) verified account or not.

Protected account

Search for users with a protected or unprotected account.

Translator

Search users who participate in the translation of Twitter or not.

Website

Search for users based on information provided on their website.

The following options are available:

  • not provided : the website is not filled in.
  • provided : the website is filled in.
  • pro website : the website is filled in and seems to be a professional site (company, organization, …)
  • not pro website : the website is filled in and seems to be a personal site (social network, personal blog, …)

The algorithm used to determine whether an account is professional or not can not conclude with absolute certainty: professional sites will be considered as non-professional, and vice versa.

Description content

Search for users whose bio contains a given text.

It is not necessary for the bio to contain exactly the specified text. In the example, a bio containing only one of the two words may be appropriate. Similarly if it contains a derived word: for example “market” instead of “marketing”.

To better analyze the bio, the application assumes that it is written in the language declared by the user.

When using this filter, it is strongly recommended to sort the results by decreasing relevance so as to have the results closest to the searched text first.

Hashtags

Search for users according to the hashtags contained in the bio.

This filter works in the same way as the Hashtags filter in the Tweets & likes module.

Mentions

Search the users according to the mentions contained in the bio.

This filter works in the same way as the Hashtags filter in the Tweets & likes module.

Url

Search users based on the website address provided.

The filter in the screenshot searches all users who have provided an Instagram account as a website.

This filter will generally not allow you to find a site from a part of its name: for example, you will not find “socialfave.net” by entering “social” or even “socialfave”. On the other hand, you will easily find sites corresponding to social networks or blogs by entering the full domain name: “twitter.com”, “instagram.com”, “facebook.com”, “wordpress.com”, …

Username

Searches for users whose username contains a specific text.

For example, the filter in the screenshot will find @Social_Tabloid or @mr_social10.

Words to be searched must be isolated. In @Social_Tabloid, the word “social” is separated from the word “tabloid” by an underlined sign. In @mr_social10, it is delimited on the left by an underlined sign and on the right by a digit. On the other hand, in @socialmedia2day, “social” is not separated from the rest of the text and will therefore not be recognized.

If you are looking for a specific user, for example @Social_Tabloid and you enter “Social_Tabloid”, you will get not only this user, but also those containing “social” or “tabloid”. There are at least two ways to improve things:

  • Sort results in descending order of relevance: @Social_Tabloid should be at the top of the list.
  • Use multiple username filters:

    The results should contain both “social” and “tabloid”, and there is a good chance that @Social_Tabloid will be the only one to meet these criteria.

Name

Search users whose full names contain a specific text.

This filter works like the Filter Description content, with one detail: the language is not taken into account.

Latest status text

Search users whose last known Tweet contains a given text.

This filter works as the Text filter of the Tweets & likes module.

The latest Tweet taken into account is not necessarily the latest Tweet sent by the user: it corresponds to the ltest Tweet sent during the last update of the user's data.

Demography

The following filters search for users based on demographics.

Gender

Search for users by gender.

Since the gender is not provided by Twitter, it is currently determined based on the name declared by the user. Since it is not always possible to decide in favor of one gender rather than another (mixed names, societies, …), there is an unknown option in addition to male and female.

On the other hand, information about gender can sometimes be wrong. Check that the information is correct before using it.

Language

Search for users according to their language.

Two options are available:

  • one : searches all users who speak one of the specified languages. The filter in the screenshot will find users who speak either French or English.
  • none : this is the inverse of option one, ie users speaking one of the specified languages will be excluded.

The language corresponds to the language chosen by the user in the parameters of his Twitter account and does not always correspond to the language he uses to Tweet.

Time zones

Search users based on the declared time zone.

The operation is the same as for the Language filter.

The time zone corresponds to the one chosen by the user in the parameters of his Twitter account and does not always correspond to the real time zone. In addition, this information is often not provided.

Time offset

Search for users based on the time difference from the time indicated by your computer.

The filter in the screenshot search for users who have at most 2 hours offset from you.

The time offset is calculated according to the time zone chosen by the user in the parameters of his Twitter account, which does not always correspond to the real time zone and which is not always provided.

Country

Search users by country.

The operation is the same as for the Language filter.

Since this information is not provided by Twitter, it is deduced from the location declared in the user profile. Since this data is not always present and regularly contains anything, it is not always possible to determine the country. And when this data actually contains a location data, the country can sometimes be erroneous: for example, if the location only indicates “Paris”, the application will indicate France as a country because it is most likely, but it can also be United States (with more than 20 cities called Paris), of Canada, of Sweden, …

Location

Finds users whose location contains a specific text.

This allows you to search for users in a specific city, as in the example.

User type

The following filters can be accessed by clicking the advanced mode check box in the Add Filters window. They look for users based on their relationships with your accounts (yours or foreign accounts).

Follower

Search users based on the accounts they follow.

The filter in the screenshot searches for users who follow @Socialfave_EUR or @Sociafave_US (or both) for less than a month.

This filter has three options:

  • of any of these accounts : to be in the search result, the account must follow at least one of the specified accounts from a date within the specified time interval.
  • of all of these accounts : to be in the search result, the account must follow all specified accounts from a date within the specified time interval. Useful to find common followers to multiple accounts.
  • of none of these accounts : it is the opposite of the option of any of these accounts, that is to say that the users who follow at least one of the specified accounts from a date included in specified time interval are excluded from the search result.

If your search is for the working account, you can choose from the list of accounts the special account <working account> which refers to the current working account and will therefore change each time you change the working account.

Following

Search users based on the accounts that follow it.

Works the same way as the Follower filter.

Unfollower

Search users based on the accounts they have unfollowed.

Works the same way as the Follower filter.

Unfollowing

Search users based on the accounts that have unfollowed it.

Works the same way as the Follower filter.

Blocked

Search users based on accounts that have blocked it.

Works the same way as the Follower filter.

Muted

Search users based on accounts that have muted it.

Works the same way as the Follower filter.

Whitelisted

Search users based on accounts that have whitelisted it.

Works the same way as the Follower filter.

Blacklisted

Search users based on accounts that have blacklisted it.

Works the same way as the Follower filter.

Composite filters

These filters are available by clicking on the advanced mode checkbox in the Add Filters window.

See Composite filters.