Using Twitter Local Search
One of the best ways to find local Twitter users is simply to search for them on Twitter Search. The advanced page of Twitter’s search engine has an option to search “Near this place.” You can simply enter your town and get a real-time stream of all the people tweeting from your location or near it. The results are based on the location field of people’s Twitter bios, which due to geo-location for people tweeting from their phones can be very accurate. This search, for example, reveals all the tweets coming from anyone within 15 miles of Menomonie. (Read the original article.)
To use Twitter Search:
- Open your web browser and type http://twitter.com/search into the URL bar.
- Click on “Advanced Search”.
- In the “Near this place” field, type your desired location (city and state, or zip code).
- Have fun! Explore all the different search options to customize your search even further. Once you have the results, reach out to each user to generate local buzz for your upcoming event!