My favourite session by far at this year’s Online News Association conference in Atlanta was the User Generated Content forum hosted by the Eric Carvin of the Associated Press (@ericcarvin), Katie Hawkins-Gaar off CNN’s iReport (@katiehawk), and Amanda Zamora (@amzam) of Propublica. They offered great insights into the getting the best content from your readers.
Had a request from a reporter recently asking me to help her find tweets sent out by a particular Twitter user on a specific day. Challenge accepted.
After giving it some thought, I scoured Twitter advanced search for the answer. There are so many awesome Twitter shortcuts you can use to find information, enabling you to find everything from tweets sent from a particular user to specific time periods to posts with positive or negative feelings.
How we found reporter Don Peat’s tweets from July 11. Using the search field I keyed in: ‘from:(username) until:date’