Filter Twitter Searches by Verified Users

30 Apr

If you don’t use Advanced Twitter Search, you’re missing out. But even there you won’t find this cool trick Mark Luckie, Twitter’s manager of journalism and news, showed me last week.

You can enter any search term on Twitter and add “filter:verified” and your results will only show verified users and tweets from verified users.

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When might this be useful? During big events like the Boston Marathon Bombing when a search like #BostonBombing was producing an unmanageable stream of tweets. While you’ll certainly miss a lot of the conversation, because only so many users are verified, you’ll also get results that are much easier to digest.

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