This is my attempt to find every possible Twitter search criteria, and store them all in one place. These searches all work in Twitter itself, Tweetdeck, MusterPoint and Hootsuite. I hope you find the list useful!
The basics Type this is in the search boxWhat you get backExample URLNotes fish chipsTweets containing both the word “fish” and the word “chips” in any orderhttps://twitter.com/search?q=fish%20chipsBasic search
“fish and chips”Tweets containing the exact phrase “Fish and chips”https://twitter.com/search?q=”fish%20and%20chips”Note this will exclude “Fish ‘n’ Chips”, “Fish & Chips”
fish OR chipsTweets containing the word “fish”, or the word “chips”, or both wordshttps://twitter.com/search?q=fish%20OR%20chips
(cod OR haddock OR plaice) chipsTweets containing the word “chips” and one or more of the words “cod”, “haddock” or “plaice”.https://twitter.com/search?q=(cod%20OR%20haddock%20OR%20plaice)%20chipsbrackets are calculated before anything else. More than one set of brackets can be used at a time.
fish -chipstweets containing the word “fish” but not the word “chips”https://twitter.com/search?q=fish%20-chips
#FishAndChipsTweets including the hashtag “#FishAndChips”https://twitter.com/search?q=%23fishandchips%23 is ASCII code for #
I just listened in on a webinar on #BigListening from the US non-profit @Upwell (http://www.upwell.us/). They describe themselves as a PR agency for the sea, and are brilliant at spotting emerging topics of online discussion, and then amplifying the heck out of them to turn a tiny little thing, into a really big thing online. […]
Lets face it: no matter how much we protest that Twitter is not a numbers game, we can’t help comparing follower counts with other similar accounts. And we all get a little fizz of excitement when we pass a milestone in followers, or notice a spike in the number of people following us.
But if […]
Earlier today the poke published the 11 best police tweets of 2013. I love the poke, they publish some brilliant things…but this one was a bit…erm…out of date? How do I know? Well I wrote two of the tweets they highlighted…in 2012!
Here is the poke’s run down, with the original tweets (or you […]
My boss wrote me a powerful message in her Christmas card to me this year: “be proud of what you’ve achieved this year”. December was a hard month for me, but that quote set me thinking. In the light of all the “reviews of the year” that are inevitable at this time of year, I […]
One of the Twitter accounts I manage professionally recently passed the 30,000 followers mark. This was a big milestone for us, and we wanted to mark it with something special. Here’s how I did it! […]
When I saw this tweet asking for help creating fake placenames:
I need your help. I need fake town, city and county names please. Caveat: they must be realistic sounding and not offensive. Thanks!
— Christine Townsend (@ceetownsend) August 7, 2013
My inner Stinson couldn’t resist…
Pick a word from the Prefix Column, and […]
Earlier this week Twitter announced its much awaited two-step verification process (see Mashable for more).
I am worried I might have spotted a fatal flaw in the process that makes hacking a twitter account EASIER if you enable two step verification.
Twitter have been obviously inspired by Google’s two step verification process, making use of […]
For reasons that are not entirely clear to me, I have a bit of a soft spot for symbols and pictures in text based updates. More often than not this is done using Unicode – no doubt you’ve seen people (let’s face it, they are usually beliebers!) who include hearts, squiggles, smiley faces and weird […]