This is just a very short post, but i had to persist the info somewhere :)

As many people that are using Twitter, I am using TweetDeck to manage the information overload. One of the many usefull features of TweetDeck is that you can add a search column to your view. Many DotNetNuke tweeps are using this feature to filter on everything that is tweeted about DotNetNuke. This is done by adding a search column in TweetDeck, and using this as search term:

DNN OR DotNetNuke

Mind you: it is important to use OR in uppercase, in lowercase it will not be recognised by the search functionality

I found it a bit annoying that my own tweets ended up there as well, so i started to look at a solution for that. Of course, the backend service that TweetDeck uses is http://search.twitter.com. I started to look around in the advanced search options and there is an option to exlude tweets with specific words from the search results. I entered my own Twitter account name (which is erikvb), and indeed, i got results with my own tweets filtered out (of course, also tweets in reply to me would be filtered out, but thats not a problem as replies to me turn up in another column in tweetdeck). The syntax of excluding words from search results is similar to that of Google:

 DNN OR DotNetNuke  -erikvb

 

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Comments

Dylan Barber
Thursday, April 02, 2009 3:41 PM
Nice tip - honestly i didnt care about my twits but always nice to cut the noise level
Stuart Hilbert
Thursday, April 02, 2009 3:50 PM
Great tip, I was using two columns to do this, now I only need! Thanks Erik.
Sam MacDonald
Thursday, April 02, 2009 4:26 PM
Now that is one way to get it done. I also wish Tweetdeck would allow better positioning of the columns and Multi-accounts.
Pam Vick
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:49 PM
I'm stuil struggling with the search option as I've only just started with Tweetdeck - how do I turn off a search and add new ones?

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 I am Erik van Ballegoij. I work for DotNetNuke corporation as Technical Lead and Evangelist. On this blog I blog about DotNetNuke tips and tricks and whatever else comes to mind

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