[social sandbox] How to Construct Advanced Twitter Searches During Breaking News
Are you reading these journalism listservs and Facebook groups? (Any missing?)
71 ways to get paid for content online. - a Twitter list/musing by David Plotz
A fun little Facebook insight from Mel Goh: “Twasn’t our crew that did it, but a mystery post went up a little while ago on our FB page, with a simple little message: “Ty” The post gathered nearly 500 comments before we spotted it. A lot of them were pretty hilarious, so Camila just thanked folks and asked them to keep going. Might be worth a mention in Sandbox, because it makes me want to play more fill-in-the-blank games with the audience. —Mel” (See here and here for examples from us.)
And from Deb Amos: “On my public page - I posted a story about Angelina Jolie using her wedding to make a political statement about Syrian refugees. Within 48 hours - the post has 12k visits.”
Advanced ways of searching Twitter or Tweetdeck during Breaking News / Elections / Awards Ceremonies / etc.
(via Ari Shapiro and Rich Preston)
You can use Tweetdeck and/or Twitter to construct advanced searches during breaking news. If you use Tweetdeck you can copy and paste the search strings into Tweetdeck searches. If you use Twitter, use the URL and write in the hashtags you wish to search for.
1. Tweets about a certain hashtag which have been retweeted 30 times or more:
Tweetdeck Search string: (#HASHTAG1 OR #HASHTAG2 OR #HASHTAG3) min_retweets:30
2. Tweets about a certain hashtag from verified accounts:
Tweetdeck Search string: (#HASHTAG1 OR #HASHTAG2 OR #HASHTAG3) filter:verified
3. Tweets about a certain hashtag from a certain list of people
Tweetdeck Search string: list:account/list-name AND (#HASHTAG1 OR #HASHTAG2 OR #HASHTAG3