Twitter, a popular micro-blogging site, is popular for more than just sending messages to family and friends; it's also becoming a legitimate search destination that you can use to find real-time information on anything from popular events to breaking news.
In order to find this information on Twitter, you can use Twitter search operators over at Twitter Search, a Twitter search engine. These search operators will filter out the junk to get what you want. For instance:
- "happy hour" near: "san francisco": Finds tweets containing the exact phrase "happy hour" and sent near "san francisco".
- " happy hour ": Finds tweets containing the exact phrase "happy hour".
- hilarious filter:links: Finds tweets containing "hilarious" and linking to URLs.
More about Twitter: Twitter is a mini-blogging platform that you can use to send messages of 140 characters or less to family, friends, or just the general Web community at large. Learn more about Twitter.