Find Time and Lots of Tweets Using Twitter Search on Cyber Monday

Finding time to find what you’re looking for on Twitter and make the most of this social networking tool can be a tall task. But did you know that Twitter includes a search function to help you find the tweets and tweeple you most want to view?

The simple form is right on your Home Page.  It’s the little box next to the magnifying glass.  To do a simple search, you just enter the word or words you are looking for in the box, click the magnifying glass, and voila!

You can refine your search by using some special “operators” that are enumerated under Twitter Support on their site.  Here are 5 – and you can see the rest at the link referenced above:

Operator Finds tweets…
twitter search containing both “twitter” and “search”. This is the default operator.
happy hour containing the exact phrase “happy hour”.
beer root containing “beer” but not “root”.
to:techcrunch sent to person “techcrunch”.
traffic ? containing “traffic” and asking a question.

As you can see, there is a lot more you can do with the Twitter search function that you might have imagined.

If you aren’t comfortable using the special “operators” listed above, there is also an Advanced Search Form that you can use.  It walks you through setting up your search and will add the operators for you.

Another nice feature you’ll want to remember on your Twitter homepage is that once you’ve got your search set up, you can save it and then repeat it as often as you like!

For more information about Twitter searches, along with some thoughts about ways you can use them to enhance your productivity and save you time, I offer you Thomas Baekdal’s “7 Secret Ways to Use Twitter Search” and Chris Webb‘s “5 Awesome Twitter Searches” – both from Twitip!

Happy searching … I’d love to hear how it goes for you!

And, in the meantime, don’t forget, there’s still time to tap into your healthiest self when you grab the MP3 of the most recent installment of The Finding Time EducationRich& HeartBased Interview Teleseries.

Learn all about prevention, clean eating, and creating yummy meals for yourself when you listen to my interview with Nutritionist and Clean Eating Coach Wendy Battles-Plasse.  We explored how you can “Start Living Your Healthiest Life Today: Timely Tips on Clean Eating, Self-Awareness and the Power of Prevention.” 

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Let’s explore time together …

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