How to Sort Twitter Results by Popularity

By Bennett Gavrish

Twitter is a popular social networking website where users can send "tweets" -- short text messages of 140 characters or less -- to followers as well as follow the tweets of others. Twitter has a universal search feature that you can use to submit queries and view results from every Twitter user whose status is set to public. When submitting a Twitter search query, you can sort the results based on popularity. The popularity of a single tweet is determined by the number of responses and retweets it receives.

Things You'll Need

  • Twitter account

Step 1

Open a Web browser and navigate to the website.

Step 2

Input your Twitter username and password in the upper right corner of the page and click "Sign In" to log in to your main timeline view.

Step 3

Enter the desired search terms in the input box at the top of the page and to the right of the Twitter icon.

Step 4

Press the "Enter" button on your keyboard or click on the "magnifying glass" icon to initiate the search query.

Step 5

Click on the drop-down menu at the top of the results list and choose the "Top" setting to re-sort the search results based on popularity.