Last night my mum decided to join Twitter, she was disappointed when she had nobody to follow other than myself, Dave Hughes adn some random guy with her maiden name. I suggested if she wanted to use it, she could use it to follow other dietitians and see if they post anything worth reading. Now the problem – how do we find dietitians on Twitter? Search “dietitian”, somewhat useful but not really. I gave up on her and to be honest I think she will never Tweet again.
Tonight however, I logged on to Twitter and was directed to an article on how to search public relations professionals on Twitter using Google. I assume the same principle could be used for dietitians. So I am currently road testing it.
First, I type in the search box ‘intext:”bio * pr” intext:”location * melbourne” site:twitter.com’, this should find me all people on Twitter who list pr in their Twitter bio and Melbourne as their location. I find two people… perhaps this is not so successful. They are both in to social media however, so may be useful.
Now for my mum. ‘intext:”bio * pr” intext:”location * melbourne” site:twitter.com‘ leads to no results, but removing the location leads to heaps. I wonder if this is worthy or if I’m just wasting time. Probably the latter..