[LINK] Google 'real time' searches

sylvano sylvano at gnomon.com.au
Sat Aug 28 20:16:35 AEST 2010

On Sat, 2010-08-28 at 10:27 +1000, Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 28/08/2010, at 10:18 AM, Kim Holburn wrote:
> > Well I haven't tried it or anything but I get to the search page.  I'm  
> > not sure I want to know what the twitterati are saying this morning  
> > about breakfast.
> Then don't search for breakfast. Der.

It's also useful to draw upon the advanced operators to refine one's
search.  For example:




Search Operators
You can type these search operators directly into the search box.
(Alternatively, you can use the advanced search form to automatically
constuct your query.)

          Finds tweets...
twitter search
containing both "twitter" and
"search". This is the default
"happy hour"
containing the exact phrase "happy
love OR hate
containing either "love" or
"hate" (or both).
beer -root
containing "beer" but not "root".
containing the hashtag "haiku".
sent from person "alexiskold".
sent to person "techcrunch".
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:2010-08-27
containing "superhero" and sent
since date
"2010-08-27" (year-month-day).
ftw until:2010-08-27
containing "ftw" and sent up to date
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
hilarious filter:links
containing "hilarious" and linking
to URLs.
news source:twitterfeed
containing "news" and entered via

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