The Twitter Search Stream is an extremely powerful way of engaging the right audience on Twitter. Oktopost allows any user to connect their Twitter profile and create a stream that follows Tweets according to a custom search query.
Below are a few examples of how you can form search queries in order to find the tweets you're looking for:
|Searching for||Will find tweets...|
|watching now||Containing both "watching" and "now". This is the default operator.|
|"happy hour"||Containing the exact phrase "happy hour".|
|love OR hate||Containing either "love" or "hate" (or both).|
|beer -root||Containing "beer" but not "root".|
|#haiku||Containing the hashtag "haiku".|
|from:oktopost||Sent from person "oktopost".|
|to:techcrunch||Sent to person "techcrunch".|
|@mashable||Referencing person "mashable".|
|superhero since:2015-07-19||Containing "superhero" and sent since date "2015-07-19" (year-month-day).|
|ftw until:2015-07-19||Containing "ftw" and sent before the date "2015-07-19".|
|movie -scary :)||Containing "movie", but not "scary", and with a positive attitude.|
|flight :(||Containing "flight" and with a negative attitude.|
|traffic ?||Containing "traffic" and asking a question.|
|hilarious filter:links||Containing "hilarious" and linking to URL.|
|news source:twitterfeed||Containing "news" and entered via TwitterFeed.
|lang:en||Restricts tweets to the given language (English with this example), given by an ISO 639-1 code.|
- Limit your searches to 10 keywords and operators.
- Queries can be limited due to complexity. If this happens the Search API will respond with an error.
- The Search API is not complete index of all Tweets, but instead an index of recent Tweets. At the moment that index includes between 6-9 days of Tweets.