Searching by location on Twitter

Twitter users can search for others using Twitter’s own search portal. Within 10 minutes I had found 20 people with similar interests in my home town. The perfect recipe to start a TweetUp in the near future…

To search for Twitter users by location, start by going to search.twitter.com. Here, enter the following keywords (note: no spaces after colon):

Near:TownName Within:5km “Search Term

For example, I made the following search:

Near:Cardiff Within:20km “HTML5”

This gave me a list of people talking about HTML5 within 20Km of Cardiff. You can be flexible too. Instead of using a town name, you can use GPS coordinates and if you are more imperial minded, you can use miles instead of kilometers, by using the suffix ‘mi’.

 

Pretty nifty, heh?

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