Twitter search can give you up to the minute search results from around the world.
Filters for Twitter Search
Here are five Twitter specific filters that you can apply to your results to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
1. Search phrase with location: use this powerful locator to find key words that were sent near a specific location. Here are three examples.
“real estate deals” near:phoenix
“happy hour” near:boston
“garage sales” near:seattle
2. Search phrase with location and distance limiter: If you get too many results with the locater search above, add a distance limiter.
“garage sales” near:temecula within:15mi
3. Use a minus sign as an exclusion limiter in a search and add a happy or sad face filter for the attitude of the post. Here are a couple of examples.
movie –scary 🙂
movie –disney 🙁
4. Use a question mark filter to find tweets asking a question about an item.
5. Use the from: or to: filters to find tweets sent from a sender or to a sender. You can easily find all your own tweets this way.
These are just a few of the popular filters you can use with Twitter search to limit a vast number of tweets and find the best match. Experiment with some of these and you’ll find surprising results.
Question: Have you tried filters with Twitter Search?