I noticed this just by chance, and thought its worth a mention.
Google RealTime Search usually gives you data from Twitter, Facebook etc. I thought it was pretty rad when it came out, especially since it threads conversations as well.
However it seems from some point in December, it now allows you to use the Link operator. I discovered this while playing with it for a little while, and clicking on “all mentions“. The results revert to the latest results, and loses the little timeline map.
However you can trick Realtime into giving you the monthly data for a URL:
Use the month / back , date links highlighted above to steer to the date you would like, and you will see:
Now manually invoke the operator:
You can now use the time line indicator to manipulate link drop on twitter for a URL, based on date, time, and location: (click for larger view)
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