Scanning the twitterverse for current awareness Wendy Reynolds Ontario Workplace Tribunals Library April 2009
Twitter by itself is an endless stream of useful/not so useful stuff.
Tools like Tweetdeck allow you to manage the stream of tweets to identify content of use.
The magnifying glass activates Twitter search. The interface is very “Googly” – use quotation marks for phrases, and Boolean operators to broaden or narrow your search.
Use Twitter Search to create useful searches before going to Tweetdeck – search strategies are not editable in Tweetdeck. Keep your searches broad in order to maximize the number of hits. Precision quickly leads to zero hits.