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Twitter: find my new-style retweets that have images

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/11

This gets the tweets I retweeted and have images in them:

from:@jpluimers filter:images filter:nativeretweets

Based on:

  • [Wayback] twitter – How do I find my retweets of a certain account? – Web Applications Stack Exchange
    from:@someone filter:nativeretweets [KEYWORD(s)]

    This shows all retweets of @someone (including the optional KEYWORD(s)). If you retweeted the same tweet you can use @yourtwittername instead of @someone.

  • This article gives you a robust overview of everything you need to know about advanced TweetDeck features.[Wayback] About advanced TweetDeck features

    To search for mentions of #space from verified accounts, excluding Retweets, type the following in the search box: #space filter:verified -filter:nativeretweets

  • [Wayback] Difference between -filter:retweet and -filter:nativeretweets in Twitter Search API 1.1 – Stack Overflow

    I believe per TweetDeck documentation ( this is the difference:

    filter:nativeretweets shows retweets from users who have hit the retweet button. filter:retweets shows old style retweets (“RT”) + quoted tweets.

    Those are filtering FOR those types of results, but as you’ve done, the – is necessary to filter them out -filter:nativeretweets or -filter:retweets

  • [Wayback/] Twitter API 1.1 tweets / favorites (likes) / following / followers backup in web browser
    /* Twitter API 1.1 tweets / favorites (likes) / following / followers backup in web browser
     * Get your access keys to use Twitter API 1.1:
     * You can change Twitter API URL and Twitter screen_name, then execute script from a trusted web page without CSP protection like about:blank in a web browser console (F12 or Ctrl+Shift+K shortcut)
     * A textarea will appear so you can copy/paste to save data as a CSV file or search tweets / users in your web browser (Ctrl+F shortcut)
     * You can then view your backup in a spreadsheet editor like LibreOffice Calc
     * You can also compare the backup with another one to see who unfollowed you, who changed their Twitter username by looking at the user ID or which tweet you retweeted / favorited was deleted (e.g. with the Linux diff command)
     * Note about the tweets backup:
     * Usually you will search tweets that you retweeted using Twitter web version ( with a search like "from:your_username filter:nativeretweets keyword"
     * But it is limited to the retweets of the last 7 days, like for the free version of the search API (
     * An alternative is to search tweets in your user timeline with this script but it is limited to your last 3200 tweets (including retweets and replies)
     * This script can be combined with the Twitter feature to backup data, which is not limited to your last 3200 tweets but you can only request a backup every 30 days
     * To find tweets that you retweeted or favorited / liked from a specific person, you can open the CSV file with LibreOffice Calc, click on the column you want to search and press Ctrl+H to search a username


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Removing yourself from a twitter list means you have to temporarily block the user maintaining the list

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/07

Removing yourself from a list has been possible for a long time (since at least 2013) by blocking the list owner, then unblocking, but was only documented late 2019 in [WayBack] How to use Twitter Lists:

A Twitter List is a curated group of Twitter accounts. Create your own or subscribe to a List created by someone else to view a streamlined timeline.

How to remove yourself from a List

You can view which Lists you are a member of through your Lists tab. To remove yourself from a List you will need to block the creator of that List.

It was public knowledge though, for instance documented at [WayBack] How journalists can remove themselves from Twitter lists – & why it matters – Poynter, which also documents this:

How can I find out which Twitter lists I’m on?

When using Twitter on the web, click on lists. You will arrive at “Subscribed To.” Next to that heading, you’ll see “Member Of.” Click on it to see the Twitter lists that include you as a member. This list of lists is chronological starting at the bottom — the first list you see at the top will be the one that most recently added you.

For me this is


The same trick also works when you want to have someone un-follow you:

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Cleaning up your Twitter timeline: run odd tweets through BotOMeter

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/27

To help my Twitter timeline clean I run odd messages through: [WayBack] Botometer® by OSoMe:

Botometer® (formerly BotOrNot) checks the activity of Twitter accounts and gives them a score based on how likely they are to be bots. Higher scores are more bot-like. Brought to you by the Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) at Indiana University.

Next to just analysing one account, it can also analyse the followers of friends of an account.

Note that you need to give Twitter Permissions to BotOMeter, which you can easily revoke from their site as well, see [WayBack] FAQ: Botometer® by OSoMe.

Next to be more versatile, I also found BotOMeter to be more precise than [WayBack] Bot Sentinel Dashboard ‹ Bot Sentinel:

Bot Sentinel is a free platform developed to automatically detect political trollbots and untrustworthy accounts. Bot Sentinel utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify and track disruptive Twitter users.

Quite a few are now on the mule or block list.

Note that both work better with English than with non-English language, but even with non-English, both are quite good.

A review is on [WayBack] A Review of Popular Bot Checkers – Unhack The Vote.


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Threader is dying: save your content as soon as possible

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/09

Luckily I only had two posts using Threader, as I today learned that it is dying really soon now, as per [Wayback/Archive] Threader – Good Twitter threads every day (emphasis and archival links mine):

As part of this acquisition, we’ll be shutting Threader down on December 15, 2021.

We’ve [Wayback/Archive] recently built a similar reading experience at Twitter, which is now available as part of [Wayback/Archive] Twitter Blue.

All of our users will be able to export their bookmarks from their settings in our iOS and web apps. Make sure to also download your PDF archives if you’d like to keep them.

Twitter Blue is paid and only available in very few countries and is part of Twitter, so quite useless for archival.

The alternatives [Archive] @ThreadReaderApp, [Archive] @WayBackMachine and [Archive] @ArchiveIs for the win (:

Bye bye [Archive] Threader (previously [Archive] @Threader_app), it was fun while it lasted.


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Twitter search filter tricks to get a less confusing timeline

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/11/08

Some links for my link archive in the order I use them most to least:

    • filters on filter:follows -filter:replies include:nativeretweets
    • filters on filter:follows -filter:replies include:nativeretweets -filter:links
    • filters on filter:follows -filter:replies -filter:links
    • filters on filter:follows -filter:replies

via: [WayBack] Joe Sondow on Twitter: “Reminder that Twitter’s timeline is trash; saved searches are better. Try pasting one of these in twitter search, then save the search: filter:follows -filter:replies -filter:links filter:follows -filter:replies filter:follows -filter:replies include:nativeretweets”


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