Consider this search tip to help make your Twitter social media experience more engaging.

Suggested Twitter search query format.

phrase min_retweets:n min_faves:n -filter:nativeretweets

Example of how to use suggested Twitter search query format to find new original popular content about cats.

cats min_retweets:5 min_faves:20 -filter:nativeretweets

What's happening here is:

  • phrase - words at the beginning of the search query are the phrase to search for, this can be a mix of words and hashtags.
  • min_retweets:n - is the minimum retweets that the post should have, replace n with the minimum number of retweets.
  • min_faves:n - is the minimum likes that the post should have, replace n with the minimum number of likes.
  • -filter:nativeretweets - shows tweets from people that have not retweeted this tweet, remove - to see retweets.

Some experimentation will be required for what works best.

If you have interests in a more specific niche then it can be a good idea to lower the minimum numbers. Consider also checking out https://twitter.com/search-advanced for helpful user interface for other options. Also consider using a date range to show only recent results.

Recently was asked this question about how to find resharable topics of interest on Twitter. Hopefully these ideas for using Twitter to find topics to influence the conversation will help.

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