Twitter for research

Twitter is an excellent source of information.  With over 100,000,000 users you can find tweets about:

  • breaking news stories
  • real-time comments during professional conferences
  • recommended online articles
  • research materials for school projects
  • upcoming events
  • job leads (tons)
  • ideas for teachers
  • consumer tips
  • road construction warnings with alternate route recommendations

A better way to research

A little-known searching tip is to turn to a site called Twitter Search to find out what’s hot or to search on a particular topic of interest.  When you first access the site it will display the most popular topics – they’re called trending topics.  This will tell you what the Twitterverse is talking about right now.  To do your own search simply type one or more words in the search box and hit enter or click the search button.  Twitter Search will return pages of tweets containing your selected words.  You can use the results to cruise the Twitterverse or you can send the results out by Twitter, or you can create an RSS feed for yourself to stay on top of things.

If you’re responsible for a company why not find out what people are saying about your brand?  Twitter Search will serve it up to you quickly and uncensored.

Here’s some information you may not know about the Twitter community: 5 Traits You Will Find Common To Almost All Twitter Addicts

If you’re intrigued you may want to access the Twitter blog for up-to-the-minutes tips and tricks.

You can find me on Twitter – I’m SWrightBoucher.


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