Okay, in part 2 of this series, I am going to build on what I said in part 1. (But, you probably already knew that. Wow. You are so smart.)
I want to go a bit deeper into the Twitter search commands, actually the advanced search commands that you might not have been aware of. Twitter has a lot of search functionality already, you just have to know where to find it. Fortunately for all concerned, I do! Simply hop over to search.twitter.com/operators for a complete listing.
The first thing I noticed when I was experimenting was that the Twitter searchengine likes boolean commands. (Oh goody!) As such, here are a few examples I have put together for your use (with explanations).
- “I need to hire” near:atlanta – I am asking Twitter to find real-time conversation of people who have said “I need to hire,” but only those people that are near Atlanta.
- “my company” (hiring OR “is interviewing”) – I am looking for a mention of the phrase “my company” in addition to the word “hiring” or the phrase “is interviewing.”
- interview (“tweet me” OR “dm me”) – I am looking for the word “interview” in addition to the phrase “tweet me” or “dm me.” (FYI… “dm me” is another way of saying “Direct Message me.”)
- “now hiring” filter:links – I am looking for the phrase “now hiring” inside of Twitter messages that have links in them. (Most likely linking to a job posting.)
- “looking to hire” near:NYC within:15km – I am looking for the phrase “looking to hire” being mentioned within 15 kilometers of New York City.
More to come…