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Twitter Search Operators

(Taken from the twitter website

You can make more advanced searches by entering what are called search operators directly into the search box. 

(Alternatively, you can use the advanced search form to automatically constuct your query.)

twitter search containing both "twitter" and "search". This is the default operator.

"happy hour" containing the exact phrase "happy hour".

love OR hate containing either "love" or "hate" (or both).

beer –root containing "beer" but not "root".

#haiku containing the hashtag "haiku".

from:alexiskold sent from person "alexiskold".

to:techcrunch sent to person "techcrunch".

@mashable referencing person "mashable".

"happy hour" near:"san francisco" containing the exact phrase "happy hour" and sent near "san francisco".

near:NYC within:15mi sent within 15 miles of "NYC".

superhero since:2009-06-29 containing "superhero" and sent since date "2009-06-29" (year-month-day).

ftw until:2009-06-29 containing "ftw" and sent up to date "2009-06-29".

movie -scary :) containing "movie", but not "scary", and with a positive attitude.

flight :( containing "flight" and with a negative attitude.

traffic ? containing "traffic" and asking a question.

hilarious filter:links containing "hilarious" and linking to URLs.

news source:twitterfeed containing "news" and entered via TwitterFeed

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  1. […] it takes some getting used to the format and filter settings, along with the operators (see list here), it significantly makes the Twitter experience more efficient and […]

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