How do I index all tweets from a specific Twitter handle?

First, create a Twitter collection within SearchBlox. This collection is only available starting with version 8.0.

Sign up to create an application at, and ensure you have the following values for the Twitter application:

API key
API secret
Access token
Access token secret

Enter the values listed above in the appropriate fields on the Twitter collection settings page.

Then, select the Stream Type Filter, and enter the values for Filter Follow using the numeric ID of the Twitter handle you wish to index (you may enter more than one ID).

For example, if you enter

         Filter Follow: 759251,19701628

this will index all tweets from CNN and BBC.

To look up any Twitter user's numeric ID, go to and enter the Twitter handle.

See below for an input sample for a Twitter collection:

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