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How to Master Twitter Search: Searching for Tweets by Device

1. October 2013


Since writing my last post about Twitter search, I’ve found a few terms that you can use to get even more from searching Twitter. The most interesting one I’ve found is “Source”, which lets you filter Tweets by the device from which they are sent. Here’s how to use “Source”: “Source” works like the filters […]

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How to Master Twitter Search: Basic Boolean Operators and Filters

26. April 2013


Twitter’s rich search functionality is one of its best features. Sadly, it is also one of its least understood and least used features. However, with a little practice and a few tricks, anyone can turn Twitter search into a powerful tool for finding the real-time thoughts of humanity. A crash course in Twitter search. Twitter […]

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What To Do When Someone Follows You: Five Steps to Twitter Mastery

17. October 2012

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What to do When Someone Follows You On Twitter

We’ve all experienced this magical moment. You get a *bleep* on your phone, or a notification in your browser. You hurriedly refresh your feed and, lo and behold, it’s a new follower! This is one of the best moments in all of Twitter: being followed. The rush of excitement, joy, and a touch of narcissism […]

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The Art of Subtweeting

14. October 2012


In the complex and shifting social rituals of Twitter, nothing is more misunderstood and poorly executed than the Subtweet. Elusive in its perfection, deadly when used correctly, pathetic and laughable in the hands of a amatuer— it is a delicate art only mastered by an illuminated few. For the handful of people who grasp the […]

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The Subtle Rules of Following

31. August 2012

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Twitter etiquette is subtle language of behavior that few people speak fluently. It’s understandable, since there is no guidebook you receive when you join, and the rules of Twitter conduct change on a semi-daily basis. It’s been over a year since I got hooked on the beautiful blue bird, and I still commit numerous Twitter […]

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