narratif Discover FAQs

WhaT is narratif discover?

narratif Discover is a platform for discovering conversations of interest to you on Twitter.

How does it work?

narratif Discover uses an infinitely flexible and dynamic model of human memory (called Schema Memory) which gives users a clear understanding of the contexts and implications surrounding any query. This understanding is always generated in real-time from up-to-date information. There are no static dictionaries, thesauri, knowledge graphs, or ontologies to maintain. narratif Discover routinely retrieves relevant story fragments even when they contain none of the supplied query terms. Some people call this latent search.

do you have access to the complete twitter firehose?

No, we have a connection into Twitter's Decahose stream which gives us an unfiltered, unbiased 10% sample of all the tweets published on Twitter. 

In addition to the Decahose, we have complete coverage of all the tweets by the major global news agencies such as @AP, @BBCNews, @Bloomberg, @CNBC,@FT, @Reuters, @WSJbreakingnews, @guardian, @mashable, @nytimes and many more.

We also have over 1,000 influential Twitter users which we have complete coverage for. This list includes influential people and companies in the fashion, food, retail, finance, technology and media industries. 

What time period can I search?

By default the search window is the last 5 days, in the advanced search you can select up to 7 days. 

Is the search case sensitive?

Yes, our search is case sensitive as it makes it easier to search for things like Shell (oil) instead of (sea) shells.

How do I build an advanced search?

An advanced search is built using "bricks". For change to the advanced search option by clicking the down arrow next to the magnifying glass and selecting "Advanced Search".

You create each brick by typing a word (or short phrase) into the search box and pressing the "+" button. This adds the word into the list of bricks. You can add as many bricks to the brick list as you wish. 

Once the brick is created you can click on the brick to specify if that particular brick must (a "+" appears in front of the brick), must not ("-") or should (nothing appears in front of the brick) be in the initial query.

Press the magnifying glass to then perform the advanced search.

Why has something changed in the interface or results?

During our beta period we are constantly trying to improve the experience for our users. If you don't like a change or would like to see something different, please let us know and we'll see what we can do.

How do I submit feedback?

You can use the contact form here, send an email to, or use the Seed Feedback form on the bottom right corner of the screen.