How to search Twitter by keyword

[ 0 ] January 30, 2013 |

The noise level on Twitter poses difficulties, but in the video here I show how you can use HootSuite, the social media management platform, to create a saved geographic search based on keywords that are pertinent to you.

In this example, I assume you’re wanting to find people on Twitter who are talking about “craving chocolate,” but you can use the same tool to build a list of people you would like to follow in any industry — handy if you’re writing about a topic and want to find knowledgeable folk.

The example in the video also shows how to limit the search to a certain geographic area, if it’s important to you that people you’re listening to are in your country, region or town. But however you decide to interact with the people you find, the first step is finding them. Click below to view:



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I live outside Edinburgh, Scotland and write middle-grade adventures (age 9-12) with a science-fiction/fantasy bent. Originally I'm from Boston in the US, where I studied American History & Literature and did arguably too much student theatre at Harvard University. I’m represented by Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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