Search Twitter More Efficiently With These Search Operators

Search Twitter More Efficiently with These Search Operators

There is a lot of information on Twitter. Use these search operators to help weed out the useful posts from the posts about what someone is having for dinner.

To use these operators, just head to the Twitter search page.

Operator: "happy hour" | Finds tweets: containing the exact phrase "happy hour."

Operator: love OR hate | Finds tweets: containing either "love" or "hate" (or both).

Operator: beer -root | Finds tweets: containing "beer" but not "root."

Operator: #haiku | Finds tweets: containing the hashtag "haiku."

Operator: from:alexiskold | Finds tweets: sent from person "alexiskold."

Operator: to:techcrunch | Finds tweets: sent to person "techcrunch."

Operator: @mashable | Finds tweets: Referencing person "mashable."

Operator: "happy hour" near:"san francisco" | Finds tweets: containing the exact phrase "happy hour" and sent near "san francisco."

Operator: near:NYC within:15mi | Finds tweets: sent within 15 miles of "NYC."

Operator: superhero since:2010-12-27 | Finds tweets: containing "superhero" and sent since date "2010-12-27" (year-month-day).

Operator: ftw until:2010-12-27 | Finds tweets: containing "ftw" and sent up to date "2010-12-27."

Operator: movie -scary :) [Finds tweets: containing "movie", but not "scary," and with a positive attitude.] Operator: flight :( | Finds tweets: containing "flight" and with a negative attitude.

Operator: traffic ? | Finds tweets: containing "traffic" and asking a question.

Operator: hilarious filter:links | Finds tweets: containing "hilarious" and linking to URLs.

Operator: news source:twitterfeed | Finds tweets: containing "news" and entered via TwitterFeed

Now you can search Twitter like a pro and see who's talking about whatever you're interested in when and where.

Twitter Search Home [via Tech Support Alert]


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